The ‘impairing’ power of language: An investigation of discourses surrounding d/Deaf people in America

Author: lcnickels

Lindsay Nickels has been working with the Deaf community for the last 11 years as an ASL/English interpreter in a variety of settings but mainly within higher education, currently working as a staff ASL/English interpreter in Accessibility Resources at the University of Cincinnati. She holds an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Sign Language Interpreting from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Siena Heights University, respectively, as well as a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from University of Massachusetts Boston. Lindsay is currently a doctoral candidate in the PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis & Coursework program at Lancaster University in the UK. Some of her research interests include studying the use of designated interpreters in pre-professional and professional contexts, culturally responsive counseling practices through the use of Certified Deaf Interpreters, ideological content analysis of contemporary religious discourse, and corpus and text analysis of contemporary discourse surrounding d/Deaf people in America.