Areas of Study

Dr. Leandra Williams

  • Ph.D., Interpretation, Gallaudet University
  • M.A., Interpretation, Gallaudet University
  • B.A., Criminal Justice; Sociology (Pre-Law), University of Illinois at Chicago

Dissertation Title Exploring the Hegemonic Whiteness in Sign Language Interpreter Education Program Curricula: A Discussion with Students, Faculty, and Administrators Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Williams, L., Collins, P., Greenfield, J., & Morrison, M. (2015). The voices behind the hidden treasure of Black ASL: Its history and structure. Presentation given at the national conference of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Williams, L. (2014, February). The experiences of the use of sign language interpreters by two African American/Black Deaf women. Panel presentation given at the Eastern Sociology Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Lewis, J., Palmer, C., & Williams, L. (1995). Existence of and attitudes toward Black variations of sign language. In L. Byers, J. Chaiken, & M. Mueller (Eds.) Gallaudet University Communication Forum (pp. 17-48).Washington, DC: Gallaudet University School of Communication.

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