Deaf Suffragists/Activists: Lavaud , Suzanne

Suzanne Lavaud

Photograph of Suzanne Lavaud defending her doctoral thesis at the SorbonneThe image at left is in the Public Domain. This file comes from Gallica Digital Library and is available under the digital ID btv1b9028444w. Suzanne Lavaud (August 8, 1903 – January 14, 1996) was a well-educated scholar and the first Deaf woman to receive a doctorate in France. Her thesis was about Marie Leneru's writings which she defended and passed with an honorable mention at the Sorbonne. Suzanne won the Montyon Prize in 1932. She worked as a librarian at the Sorbonne, was a member of the Société des gens de lettres, and a World Federation of the Deaf representative. 

There is an August 1933 Volta Review article,  "An Hour with Suzanne Lavaud", written by Druout, E. Request it via interlibrary loan. 


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