11/20/2019

#Deaftravel: An Ethnography of Deaf Tourist Mobilities

Wolf Humanities Center presents a Free Conversation with Erin Moriarty Harrelson Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University

11/20/2019 | 5:00 PM

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The 2019–2020 Forum on Kinship, Wolf Humanities Center, presents Erin Moriarty Harrelson, Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University

Tourism scholars have noted that tourists tend to seek out new, yet familiar, experiences. As a part of what Erin Harrelson calls “the deaf global circuit,” deaf tourists often want to visit deaf spaces and meet other deaf people. They make a point of seeking out both to better understand differences, especially between sign languages and cultural status. Harrelson will discuss deaf tourist practices and the moralities that have been built around the deaf global circuit, showing clips from her ethnographic film as part of her 2018 fieldwork in Bali.

Reception to follow.

Lecture and reception free and open to the public.
Presented in ASL, voice interpretation will be provided. If you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please email us. More information here

Cosponsored by Penn’s American Sign Language Program, Department of Linguistics.