“Establishing Boundaries: Claims to Authority and Knowledge” WAPA Panel May 3, 2016 7-9 PM

Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists presents “Establishing Boundaries: Claims to Authority and Knowledge”

The Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists presents “Establishing Boundaries: Claims to Authority and Knowledge.”  

Panelists: Dr. Audrey C. Cooper, Erin Moriarty Harrelson, Dr. Julie A. Hochgesang, Dr. Jessica C. Lee, and Dr. Khadijat Rashid

Language of Presentation:American Sign Language with interpretation into English

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: The Charles Sumner School; 17 M Sts, NW., Washington, DC 20036
Directions: 5 minute walk from the Dupont Circle or Farragut North Red Lines; 10 minute walk from the McPherson Square Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.

Panel Focus: This panel will discuss various claims to authority and knowledge, the ethical considerations involved with representation of deaf communities, and the purpose of research in deaf communities. Panelists will share their experiences with and observations of political and practical issues arising in and between deaf groups or ‘communities’, deaf groups and academic researchers, and deaf groups and development. Panelists will discuss case examples from Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and the United States to illustrate the “technologies of ownership” used to claim authority and knowledge.

For more information about the event and to read panelist bios, please go to http://www.wapadc.org/event-1963920.

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