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Joseph J. Murray is Professor of Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University.
Dr. Murray has published widely in the fields of applied linguistics, disability and human rights, language rights and deaf studies.
Recent publications include:
Manning, Victoria, Murray, Joseph J. and Alexandre Bloxs (2023). “Linguistic Human Rights in the Work of the World Federation of the Deaf,” The Handbook of Linguistic Human Rights, First Edition. Edited by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Kristin Snoddon & Joseph J. Murray (2022) Supporting deaf learners in Nepal via Sustainable Development Goal 4: Inclusive and equitable quality education in sign languages, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2022.2141325
De Meulder, Maartje & Joseph J. Murray (2021) “The illusion of choice in inclusive education,” International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2021.1956607
Dr. Murray was co-editor of Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity (2014, University of Minnesota Press); In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History 1780-1970 (2016, Gallaudet University Press); and The Legal Recognition of Sign Languages: Advocacy and Outcomes Around the World (2019, Multilingual Matters). He was guest editor for two issues of Sign Language Studies.
International Human Rights Work
Dr. Joseph J. Murray is President of the World Federation of the Deaf and Secretary General of the International Disability Alliance. He is also a member of the IDA Inclusive Education Task Team. Dr. Murray has 25+ years of international disability rights experience, has attended numerous CRPD Committee and UN meetings, and has presented to governments, NGOS and disability communities in over 50 different countries. Dr. Murray currently serves as a government-appointed independent expert on the Norwegian Government Commission on Sign Language.
Dr. Murray is a Non-Resident Faculty member who works from Norway.
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