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Deaf Asian Women Experiences (PhD research)
September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree – £25.00
Presenter: Sanchayeeta Iyer
This session will be presented in BSL.
Her study focuses on how deaf Indian women who had migrated to London after marriage, build their sense of belonging in the new city through their intersected and gendered subjectivities. She explored their sense of belonging through three main domains, deaf communities/spaces, new households, and employment. I use intersectional (including gender), temporal, and translocal lenses to explore and understand their day-to-day experiences.
Sanchayeeta holds a BA (hon) in Development Studies and Geography from SOAS and King’s College in London. After participating in a short postgraduate course in Deaf Children, Youth, and International Development in ISS with Royal Dutch Kentalis in Den Haag, Netherlands, she did an MSc in Children, Youth and International Development at Birkbeck College in London. She also did a year of voluntary work in Manila, Philippines with various deaf organisations including the Philippine Federation of the Deaf. Her interest in International Development has led her to do voluntary work including being a trustee for a deaf organisation that supports deaf people in Burundi and Rwanda. Prior to taking up a PhD position, she worked for the Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association in London.