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1001 Small Victories: Deaf Academics and Imposter Syndrome

Chua, M., De Meulder, Maartje, Geer, Leah, Henner, Jonathan, Hou, Lynn, Kubus, Okan, O'Brien, Dai ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4529-7568 and Robinson, Octavian (2022) 1001 Small Victories: Deaf Academics and Imposter Syndrome. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 481-496

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Eight deaf scholars come together to reflect on their experiences with exclusionary practices in the academy that contribute to feelings of imposterism, otherness, and not-belonging. The combined powers of ableism, audism, and negative attitudes about signed languages generate tension as deaf academics affirm their place within higher education institutions and fields of research. Across individual and shared experiences, they narrate about hostility towards disability and sign languages, reflecting on how such hostilities work towards excluding signing deaf scholars. As disability rights legislation increased access for deaf academics, gaps exist in which ableism continues to function as an institutional barrier. In spite of exclusionary practices and negative attitudes, deaf academics have organized ways to be resilient as they argue they make valuable contributions to scholarly discourses.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86570-2_29
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/6591

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