Deaf studies

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Deaf studies are academic disciplines concerned with the study of the deaf social life of human groups and individuals including anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology. The Deaf studies comprise the scientific study of the deaf-related aspects of the world.[1] Studying the lives of those who are Deaf include learning about their culture, sign language, history and their human rights. Those who participate and join this field of study are involved with promoting the change of views and perspectives of the larger society regarding Deaf people.[2]

Deaf studies includes the study of:

University-based deaf studies centers[edit]

National and transnational Deaf studies centers[edit]

Deaf studies associations[edit]

Deaf-related major projects[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Deaf studies, From Which Course?, 30.6, Friday, 1 February 2008
  2. ^ University, Gallaudet. "Outcomes and Careers - Gallaudet University". Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  3. ^ University, Wolverhampton. "Deaf Studies - University of Wolverhampton". Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  4. ^ University, Humboldt. "Deaf Studies - Humboldt University". Retrieved 2017-04-10.