Deaf Studies Digital Journal

Deaf Studies Digital Journal The first peer-reviewed academic and creative arts journal in American Sign Language and English. (Department of ASL & Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University)

The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative and critical output of work in and about signed languages and their communities. Unlike other journals,Deaf Studies Digital Journal is a multilingual publication featuring work in American Sign Language and English, as well as other international signed and written languages. The Deaf Studies Digital Journal features critical essays in Deaf Cultural Studies, original works of signed literature, visual art, film, video, interviews, reviews, historical sources, and community news. The contributions to this journal will create a body of critical and creative work in Deaf Studies while furthering innovative ways of publishing in signed languages. To sign up for our mailing list go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/american_sign_language_and_deaf_studies/dsdj_email_sign_up.html

Operating as usual

06/02/2020
Gallaudet University

If you haven't seen this already, here's the Town Hall hosted by NBDA with NAD and Gallaudet provided in ASL. It is imperative to listen, learn, talk about it, and take advantage of the resources available to us.

United against racism and violence - special town hall by NBDA with NAD and Gallaudet.

05/26/2020
Open Access

Happy Tuesday! Here's another short PSA about what you should know about our updated online journal.

OPEN ACCESS.

Did you know that DSDJ's articles are open to all with no cost? Many journals require authors to pay for their articles and readers to pay for membership. We don't!

https://youtu.be/3xSgzBU3ZY4

Open Access, also known as OA or simply open access. DSDJ has always been a de facto open access journal open to all at no cost. However, in the past it was ...

05/22/2020
DOI

You might remember what DSDJ looked like from a while back. Guess what? We're upgrading! Do you know what online publications consist of? Here's one of our short PSAs.

DOI: Digital Object Identifier.

Each article in DSDJ will have its own DOI. Check this video out to learn more! https://youtu.be/kVUyOuXUoJ0

DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier, DOI in short. DSDJ will have its own DOI. All its articles will be assigned with a DOI. Each article will have vide...

Did you know that we are accepting different kinds of submissions for our upcoming issue? We have three categories:-Orig...
05/19/2020
Submissions | Deaf Studies

Did you know that we are accepting different kinds of submissions for our upcoming issue?

We have three categories:

-Original Scholarship
-Communication
-Anthology (Artwork)

If you think you might be interested, take some time to learn more! We are more than happy to work with you with your submission, and answer any questions you have.

The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its sixth issue. DSDJ is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the scholarship and creative work in and about signed languages and their Deaf communities.  

Did you know there is a such thing as bad science? It's important to know the difference between science and pseudoscien...
05/19/2020

Did you know there is a such thing as bad science? It's important to know the difference between science and pseudoscience. Know what to look for, and evaluate information more effectively! Here's a rough guide.

05/12/2020
DSDJ CfP6 Anthology

Calling Deaf artists for our special 'Anthology' Section for Issue No. 6!

This section is dedicated to art as the medium of expression related to language deprivation. To learn more: http://youtube.com/watch?v=X5ErP5_VA1o

Submit via deafstudiesdigitaljournal.org. We look forward to your submission!

DSDJ believes that the Deaf experiences of language deprivation are often best expressed through the lens of artistic cultural expression. DSDJ is introducin...

04/16/2020
Call for Paper Issue Six Spring 2020

Enjoy this mashup of Executive Editor Patrick Boudreault, Ph.D., and Managing Editor Brianna Keogh’s videos about our publication and the submission process!

Check out the full versions of both videos, with transcripts and video descriptions, on our website deafstudiesdigitaljournal.org

Feel free to contact us for any questions, and we look forward to your submission!

04/16/2020
DSDJ CfP6 Announcement

Here's the Call for Paper Issue 6 in ASL, signed by Patrick Boudreault, Ph.D., DSDJ Executive Editor.

For more details, visit our website!
deafstudiesdigitaljournal.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mTsJFx6m9M

[Video transcript with visual descriptions: A cover page with a collage of Deaf Art on the top appears on screen that reads: Call for Paper Issue 6 "Language...

DSDJ is thrilled to announce that we are opening our Call for Submissions for Issue No. 6, Spring 2020! The theme for th...
04/16/2020
Submissions | Deaf Studies

DSDJ is thrilled to announce that we are opening our Call for Submissions for Issue No. 6, Spring 2020! The theme for this issue is "Language Deprivation".

As a sign-centric journal, we are a bimodal and bilingual publication catering to sign languages and their Deaf communities. For this issue, we welcome three types of submissions: Original Scholarship, Communication and Anthology, with a wide variety of subcategories related to our theme.

Maybe YOU can contribute!

Want to learn more? Check our website out for more information:

https://www.deafstudiesdigitaljournal.org/blank

The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its sixth issue. DSDJ is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the scholarship and creative work in and about signed languages and their Deaf communities.  

Deaf Women United
03/10/2020

Deaf Women United

8 of 31|Dolores “Lola” Ramierz Barrett| Tucson, Arizona | Deaf Women Herstory Month 2020

Image Description: A latina female with short curly black hair with glasses in the black and white picture (photo taken in 1954)

BIO:
Dolores “Lola’ Ramierz Barrett, Arizona. She made history being the First Latina Deaf Woman to graduate from Gallaudet College in 1954 with B.A. in Home Economics. She was a teacher at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) in Tucson, AZ. She was an advocate in the deaf community in Arizona. She was one of advocates for senior housing for the Deaf (helped to establish Apache ASL Trails Apartment Building for the Deaf in Tempe, Arizona.

Deaf Women United
03/06/2020

Deaf Women United

5 of 31| Chenae Laldee | Rockville, MD |Deaf Women Herstory Month 2020

Chenae Laldee is a Program Analyst (Human Resources Specialist) for U.S. Department of State (DOS) at Washington, DC. Chenae also serves as a Board of Director for Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf Alumni Association (NTIDAA). Additionally, Chenae studies in Masters in Human Resources Management at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Chenae Laldee was born in Washington D.C., in 1991, however she was raised in Hyattsville, Maryland and then relocated to Olney, Maryland in 2000. Chenae is a graduate of Maryland School for the Deaf (Frederick) in 2009. Chenae was inducted into the National Honor Society. She excelled in track, cheerleading and her role as a peer-mediator. Then she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Change with concentrations in Human Resources and Political Science in December 2013. She has served as social and cultural director for RIT/NTID Ebony Club and also for the RIT/NTID Caribbean Deaf Club. Chenae continues to lead a very active lifestyle and participates in a variety of sports and organizations to include the National Society of Leadership and Success and her local neighborhood community group. Chenae has also served as Miss Black Deaf America 2013-2015 where she focused on raising awareness and promoting educational resources on her page and YouTube with broad topics discussed in posts and video blogs to include about the deaf culture, American Sign Language, health, poetry, and etc. As Miss Black Deaf America, Chenae travelled across the nation and to two countries (Grenada and South Africa) where she donated school materials, met with important stakeholders in deaf education, and aimed to inspire deaf children and youth to reach their full potential. Chenae got married in September 2016, relocated to Rockville, Maryland and adopted a pure-breed chocolate lab, Chai.

Chenae is very adventurous and tremendously enjoys travelling around the country and internationally to places such as Spain, Morocco, Mexico and more. Chenae also enjoys to share her platform on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mindbodyandcurls) & Instagram (@mindbodyandcurls) regarding to her passion for a healthy mind (perspective/awareness), body (activities, workouts and self-care), and most importantly, healthy hair (techniques & products to keep hair/skin to be healthier and beautiful) with beauties and gents that deserves to embrace and celebrate their uniqueness every single day.

03/03/2020
The Daily Moth

The Daily Moth

[Sponsored Post] Introducing Gallaudet University's #GUAlumniPresents series. Check out this one-of-a-kind short film featuring #DeafTalent in front of and behind the camera. "We Belong" was written and directed by Gallaudet University alumna Storm Smith, '10, in collaboration with Bus Door Films and Gallaudet University.

Sit back or dance, enjoy, and discover your sense of belonging and how you can belong at Gallaudet University. #GallaudetU

02/25/2020
In Memory of Dr. Agboola

DSDJ wishes to remember Dr. Isaac Agboola, Dean of SEBHS at Gallaudet, and highlight his brilliant contributions to Deaf Studies. Here is part of his work, "Andrew Jackson Foster: The Man, the Vision, and the Thirty-Year Uphill Climb." #BlackHistoryMonth #DeafStudies Gallaudet University ASL & Deaf Studies Gallaudet University Gallaudet in Nigeria-Africa

tinyurl.com/tv8pvwz

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[Video description: Gallaudet dean Dr. Isaac Agboola, an African-American man, stands against a gray background signing a narrative.]

02/19/2020
The History of Douglas Craig, 186?-1936

As we at DSDJ continue to honor Black Deaf scholars, here is Felicia Williams translating the work of Dr. Marieta Joyner, "The History of Douglas Craig." #BlackHistoryMonth #BisonNation Gallaudet University

tinyurl.com/tvskwhh
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[Video description: Gallaudet faculty member Felicia Williams, an African-American woman, stands against a gray background signing a narrative.]

02/12/2020
The Break Dancer

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we at DSDJ are looking back on some of the incredible work that Black Deaf scholars have contributed to Deaf studies. Here is C.J. Jones performing an ASL story, "The Break Dancer."

http://dsdj.gallaudet.edu/index.php?issue=1§ion_id=4&entry_id=70
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[Video description: actor C.J. Jones, an African-American man, stands against a green background signing a story.]

We are proud to share that #DeafStudiesDigitalJournal is being funded with a grant rewarded by National Endowment for th...
12/17/2018

We are proud to share that #DeafStudiesDigitalJournal is being funded with a grant rewarded by National Endowment for the Humanities! It is a multiple-years grant, under Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (#HAA-258756-8). Thank you, NEH! #deafpublications #DSDJGallaudet

NEH Announces $14.8 Million for 253 Humanities Projects Nationwide
http://ow.ly/Zyxw30mXxwb

Saw the call for submission recently? Need more time to prepare your proposal? It’s not too late! You still have the opp...
11/30/2018
Home - Deaf Studies Digital Journal - Washington, DC | Submissions

Saw the call for submission recently? Need more time to prepare your proposal? It’s not too late! You still have the opportunity to submit and to share your work in ASL around the globe! Deaf Studies Digital Journal has revised and extended the proposal deadline to give you more time to submit!

Please contact the managing editor at [email protected] for more information or head over to our page: https://www.deafstudiesdigitaljournal.org/copy-of-call-for-submissions

The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative and critical work in and about signed languages and their communities.

Check out this great article, "Universal Design and Its Discontents," that was written by Rick Godden and Jonathan Hsy i...
11/30/2018
Universal Design and Its Discontents - Disrupting the Digital Humanities

Check out this great article, "Universal Design and Its Discontents," that was written by Rick Godden and Jonathan Hsy in 2016!

A "reflection on disability and universalism in the fields of fields of Digital Humanities (DH) and Universal Design (UD)." It mentioned DSDJ's publication of scholarly articles in ASL and other signed language and is well worth the read. Click on the link to read the article!

#aslpublications

by Rick Godden and Jonathan Hsy INTRO: Our online position paper is a two-headed reflection on disability and universalism in the fields of Digital Humanities (DH) and Universal Design (UD). One of the authors, Richard H. Godden, considers how particular experience of disability shapes his use of me...

11/30/2018
Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University

Melissa Malzkuhn, '04 & G-'08, digital innovation and media strategy manager of Motion Light Lab, is one of 20 #ObamaFellows for 2018. She recently spoke at the "Common Hope. Uncommon Stories" themed #ObamaFoundation Summit on November 19. 📖
Learn more about her work: https://bit.ly/2Qrq8pI

Hello everyone! A kind reminder that the deadline to submit the statement of interest and materials for Issue No. 6 is D...
11/19/2018

Hello everyone! A kind reminder that the deadline to submit the statement of interest and materials for Issue No. 6 is December 1, 2018! If you have any questions or inquiries to make, please contact us at [email protected]. Have a great week! #dsdjgallaudet

10/25/2018
DSDJ's

Deaf Studies Digital Journal would not be what it is as of today if it was not for the contributors from 2009 to 2014. We want to express our sincere gratitude to them all!

Check out the #TBT collaboration of DSDJ’s older platform landing page videos. If you see yourself or anyone familiar in the video, leave a comment below! Tag them! #dsdjgallaudet #deafcommunity

[Image Description:

It is a series of alternation short clips of different people signing “Deaf Studies Digital Journal, DSDJ. Welcome”. Each person is standing in the center, in front of a black screen.]

10/17/2018
Publishing ASL Poems - CUNY

In his presentation given at the @The Center for the Humanities in September, Dr. Patrick Boudreault discussed the publication of ASL poetry and the steps taken to preserve the spirit and visual nature of this dynamic genre. He introduced several conceptual ideas in place to publish ASL poems on the Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) platform and how the platform will support the poems and the poets’ work. He explained two possible publishing methods: gloss scrolling and interactive gloss. Watch the video to see the innovative and creative ideas that are in the works for DSDJ!

DSDJ wants to know what method do YOU believe is the best to publish poetry in ASL? #publishingpoetry #ASLpublication

10/08/2018
Issue No. 6 Call for Submissions

The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is pleased to announce a Call for Submissions for Issue No. 6, Spring 2019.

DSDJ is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative and critical work in and about signed languages and their Deaf communities. After a five years hiatus, DSDJ will be resuming its publication with a release of the sixth issue in Spring 2019. We are seeking contributions of original publications in ASL as the primary language of submissions. DSDJ will accept one English text as a source text to be translated into ASL per issue. The areas of interest for submissions includes, but is not limited to:

Original Articles [Theoretical or Empirical] Section

History

Cultural

Sign Language

Education

Community

Policy

We will consider other categories; please contact DSDJ’s managing editor, Ivy Davis, at [email protected] with the topic of interest.

DSDJ features articles in a multilingual format, where ASL and English are the primary languages of the journal. We accept work submitted in ASL as original text, English as original text limited to one article per issue, and International Sign along with ASL and English version. Other sign languages are welcomed as long as the submission is accompanied by an International Sign or ASL version in a video and an English text. If you are interested in submitting an article, please send your proposal and include the required details listed below.

A cover page consisting:

Author’s Name

Co-authors' names if applicable

Title

Field of study

Outline in English

Abstract in ASL [up to seven minutes] including the method of research

A complete list of references in APA style (6th Edition)

The details required will contribute to the procedure in place for peer review. You will submit your proposal through the link provided:

https://dsdj.submittable.com/submit/1b84f96b-01f3-4f0f-be59-76ba776ada39/dsdj-call-for-submissions-6-proposal

Once it has been submitted, it will be under review by DSDJ’s editor for acceptance. When approved, the process will include the submission of a full draft of the proposed paper, peer review, and a final submission before publication.

Other Sections:

In addition, we are also seeking contributions to the Communication Section. The purpose of this section is to share thoughts, reflections, and ideas about the issue’s area of interest or relevant current events.

Communication Section

Commentary

Responses

Reviews

Non-Peer-Review Section

The Non-Peer-Review Section will serve as a platform to disseminate various work that may be previously published in written text (I.e. reports, white paper) to be translated in ASL. The section also includes previously published peer-reviewed articles from other journals to be translated in ASL with the permission of the publisher.

Reports

White Paper

Translation from original articles published from other peer-reviewed journals

The following deadlines must be met, earlier submission is encouraged:

December 1, 2018: Statement of Interest and Materials

February 1, 2019: First Draft for peer-reviewers

April 1, 2019: Final submissions to DSDJ

June 1, 2019: Publication of DSDJ Issue #6

DSDJ is looking forward to this opportunity to work with you on the process of reviving and publishing Issue No. 5. If you have any questions regarding your submission, contact DSDJ’s managing editor, Ivy Davis, at [email protected].

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