Deaf Women: Bibliography- Dr. Karen Christie

This guide focuses on successful global Deaf women.

Bibliography on Deaf Women

This bibliography has been compiled by Dr. Karen Christie and is from her Deaf Women website. Some are already linked to the full-text. Others are linked to the library database articles or tell you how to obtain the articles through Interlibrary Loan.

Special Issues/Publications:

KISS-FIST, January, 2012: The Deaf Women Issue (Issue 10)

International and Minority Deaf Women

African American or African Deaf Women
Banks, M. and Bryan, A. M. (1993).  African American deaf women in performing arts: Theatre and film. Deaf Studies III: Bridging Cultures in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University, Continuing Education and Outreach.

Borum, V. (2006). Reading and writing womanist poetic prose: African American mothers with deaf daughters. Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2), 340-352.

Brooks, Dianne K. (1996).  In Search of self:  Experiences of a post-lingually Deaf African-American.  In I. Parasnis (Ed.) Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience, (pp. 246-257).  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press

Chapple, R. (2012). Being a deaf woman in college is hard. Being black just adds: Understanding the complexities of intersecting the margins. (Arizona State University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Gilchrist, A. and Emerson, C. (1990).  A minority within a minority: Being black, deaf, and female.  In Empowerment and Black Deaf Persons Conference Proceedings.  Washington DC:  Gallaudet University.

Joyner, M. D. (2008). Education of deaf African Americans in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC during the 19th and 20th centuries through the eyes of two heros and a shero. Doctoral dissertaton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Senne, Tshegofatso.  (2016).  Deaf women’s lived experiences of their constitutional rights in South Africa.  Agenda,  30 (1). Use Interlibrary Loan

Stapleton, Liisa D.  (2014) The unexpected talented tenth? Black d/Deaf students thriving within the margins.   Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Graduate theses and dissertations.

VanGider, K.A. (2011). Making sadza with Deaf Zimbabwean women: A missiological reorientation of practical theological method toward self-theologizing agency among subaltern communities. PhD. Boston University of Theology.

Austrian Deaf Women
Dimmel, T.  (1994).  The social situation of the Deaf in Austria as seen by a Deaf woman. In Erting, Johnson, Smith and Snider (Eds.) The Deaf Way  (pp. 131-134).  Washington DC:  Gallaudet University Press.

Hispanic and Spanish Deaf Women
Feist, A., Saladin, S., & Hansmann, S. (2013).Working with Hispanic women who are deaf: Recommendations from the literature. American Annals of the Deaf, 157 (5), 450-457.

Plann, S. (2007, Winter). Deaf lives: Nineteenth-century Spanish deaf girls and women. In B. J. Brueggeman (Ed.), Deaf Lives Leading Deaf Lives [Special issue]. Sign Language Studies, 7(2), 167-176.

Plann, S.  (2006). Marcelina Ruiz Ricote y Fernandez:  Nineteenth-century feminist educator of deaf and blind girls.  In B.J. Brueggemann and S. Burch (eds.) Women and Deafness, (pp. 84-109). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press

Irish Deaf Women
Coogan, A.  (2005).  Irish deaf women: Their role in the deaf community.  Deaf Worlds 21, (2), 578-593. Use Interlibrary Loan

Jewish Deaf Women
Skwersky, D.  (1994).  My Bat Mitzvah.  In  Deafness:  Life and Culture, A Deaf American Monograph.  Silver Spring, MD:  National Association of the Deaf.

2012, Spring.  Deaf Jewish women make themselves heard. Lilith.

Rossner, J. (2012, Spring). Deaf Daughters. pp. 12-14

Widawski, C. (2012, Spring) Access to Many Worlds, pp. 13-18.

Seewald-Russell, T. (2012, Spring). Speaking Up. pp. 18-19.

Block, C.  (2012, Spring). Finding a language. p. 19.

Lesbian Deaf Women
Klinger, A. B. (2007). The social development of an invisible minority: The deaf gay and lesbian population. Psy.D. University of Hartford.

Savulescu, J. (2002, October). Deaf lesbians, ‘designer disability,’ and the future of medicine. British Medical Journal, 324(7367), 771-773.

Minority Deaf Women
Corbett, C. A. (2003, June). Special issues in psychotherapy with minority Deaf women. In M. E. Banks, & E. Kaschak (Eds.), Women with visible and invisible disabilities: multiple intersections, multiple issues, multiple therapies, Part II [Special issue]. Women & Therapy, 26(3/4), 311-329. Use Interlibrary Loan

Foster, S. & Kinuthia, W.  (2003).  Deaf Persons of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American background:  A study of intra-individual diversity and Identity.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 271-290.

Native American Deaf Women
Paris, D. G. (2012). Factors that influence the leadership development of American Indian deaf women. (Lamar University—Beaumont). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

New Zealand Deaf Women
Monaghan, L. F. (1997). Embodying friendship: Social structure, the use of space and language use in a New Zealand deaf women’s group. Issues in Applied Linguistics, 8(2), 179-202. Use Interlibrary Loan

Politics and Social Movements

Balis, S. C. (1900 January). A woman’s view. American Annals of the Deaf, 45 (1), pg 310-317.

Gentry, M. A. and Andrews, J.  (1994).  The women’s movement and the deaf social movement. In Deafness: Life and Culture, A Deaf American Monograph.  Silver Spring, MD:  National Association of the Deaf.

Jones, Judy Yaeger (1995). On signing and appeal. In M. D. Garretson (ed.), Deafness: Life and Culture II: A Deaf American Monograph, (pp. 63-66). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.(On Laura Redden Searing and the right to vote).

Robinson, S. (2006) The extended family: Deaf women in organizations. n B.J. Brueggemann and S. Burch (eds.) Women and Deafness. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Sheridan, M.A. (2001/1999).  Deaf women now.  In L. Bragg (Ed.), Deaf World:  A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook (pp. 380-389). New York:  NYU Press.

Wood, S.K. and Irgens, H.C.F. (1997).  Does ‘Herstory” speak for the Deaf community? In Who Speaks for the Deaf Community, (pp. 75-78).  Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.

Higher Education

Gallaudet and Co-Education
Jones, Nancy C. (1983). Don’t take any aprons to college! A study of the beginning of co-education at Gallaudet College. Unpublished Masters thesis. College Park, MD University of Maryland.

Parker, L. M. (2008). The women of Kendall Green: Coeducation at Gallaudet 1860-1910. In B. Greenwald & J.V. VanCleve (eds). A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

College Education
Najarian, C. G. (2004). ‘Between worlds’: How college educated deaf women negotiate education, mothering, and work. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Higher Education
Wilkins, D. M. and Christie, K. (1997). Herstories: A preliminary look at deaf women in higher education. American Annals of the Deaf, 142(2), 93-06.

Deaf Schools

Lee, Jessica (2006). Family matters: Female dynamics within Deaf schools. In B.J. Brueggemann and S. Burch (eds.) Women and Deafness. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Singleton, P.  (1994).  Leadership style, personality type and demographic profiles of Deaf female administrators in educational programs for Deaf students.  Unpublished dissertation.  Washington DC:  Gallaudet University.

Winzer, M.  (2006).  The ladies take charge:  Women teachers in the education of Deaf students.  In B.J. Brueggemann and S. Burch (eds.) Women and Deafness, (pp. 110-129). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Career and Work

Barnartt, S.  (1997).  Gender differences in changes over time:  Education and occupations of adults with hearing loss, 1972-1991. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 8 (7), pp. 249-262. Use Interlibrary Loan

Barnartt, S. (2006). Deaf women and inequality in educational attainment and occupational status: Is deafness or femaleness to blame? In B.J. Brueggemann and S. Burch (eds.) Women and Deafness. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Compton, M. V. (1997). Constructions of educational meaning in the narratives of four Deaf women teachers. American Annals of the Deaf, 142(5), 356-362.

Cook, L. & Rosset, A.  (1975).  Deaf women:  A double handicap in career development.  Social Science Record, pg. 25-26. Use Interlibrary Loan

Egelston-Dodd, J.  (1977).  Overcoming occupational stereotypes related to sex and deafness.  American Annals of the Deaf, 122, 489-491. 

Grant, K.J. (2007). Fear in the tellin’: The silence, suffering and survival of deaf professional women. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The American University.

Studt, Ada.  (1920 ).  What some Deaf girls are doing Silent Worker, 32 (6), 150.

Holte, M. C., & Dinis, M. C. (2001, October). Self-esteem enhancement in Deaf and hearing women: Success stories. American Annals of the Deaf, 146(4), 348-354.

Kelly, A. B. (2001, April). How Deaf women construct teaching, language, culture, and gender: An ethnographic study of ASL teachers. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Lang, H. (1994).  Silence of the Spheres:  The Deaf Experience in the History of Science.  Westport, CT:  Bergin & Garvey.  See particularly the section– Deaf Women:  The Struggle for Access (pp.53-61)

MacLeod-Gallinger, J. E.  (1992).  The career status of Deaf Women.  American Annals of the Deaf, 137 (4), 315-325.

Najarian, C. G. (2006). ‘Between worlds’:Deaf women, work, and intersections of gender and ability.  NY: Routledge.

Deaf Identity and Psychology

Anderson, S. and Krueger, A.  (1982).  Comparison of sex-role attitudes of hearing and hearing impaired women.  Journal of Rehabilitation of the Deaf, 1 (2), 1-4. Use Interlibrary Loan

Becker, G. and Jauregui, J.  (1981).  The invisible isolation of deaf women: Its effect on social awareness.  Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare  8 (2).

Doe, T. (1996, Summer). The social construction of Deaf women. In Perspectives on Education by Women with Disabilities [Special issue], WOMEN’S EDUCATION DES FEMMES, 12(2), 45-48. Use Interlibrary Loan

Doe, T. (1999).  Reconceptualizing deafness:  Sex is to gender as deaf is to Deaf.  In J. Mann (Ed.) Proceedings of Deaf Studies VI:  Making the Connection (pp. 277-292).  Washington DC:  Gallaudet University’s College of Continuing Education.

Hole, R. D. (2004). Narratives of identity: A poststructural analysis of three Deaf women’s life stories. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The University of British Columbia.

Küsters, A., & De Meulder, M. (2013).Understanding Deafhood: In search of its meanings. American Annals of the Deaf, 158 (5), 428-43.

Najarian, C. G. (2008, March). Deaf women: Educational experiences and self-identity. Disability & Society, 23(2), 117-128. Use Interlibrary Loan

Staudder, L. K. & Long, G. (1990).  A comparison of sex role attitudes of hearing and Deaf young men and women.  Journal of American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.  24, 7-10. Use Interlibrary Loan

Wax, T.M. and Danek, M. M.  (1982).  Deaf women and double jeopardy:  Challenge for research and practice.  In A. Boros and R. Stuckless (Eds.), Deaf people and social change (Vol. 4, pp 177-196).  Washington DC: Gallaudet College.Use Interlibrary Loan

Ziskind, B. E. (2010). Crying and helping behaviors: Gender differences with Deaf adults. PhD. Gallaudet University.

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