A Lecture on Deaf Culture by Harlan Lane

"Deaf Ethnicity: For and Against"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7 p.m.

Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, University of Rochester, River Campus

Harlan Lane, a specialist in the psychology of language and Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, will give a talk on Deaf culture and ethnicity as guest speaker for the Neilly Series Lectures. While his research is focused on speech, sign language, and Deaf culture, Lane is also a critic of cochlear implants and an often controversial spokesperson for the Deaf community.

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Sr. Lecturer Norma Tourangeau with renowned author and lecturer Harlan Lane after Harlan Lane presentation “Deaf Ethnicity: For and Against” supported by the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment and the River Campus Libraries. His most recent book is The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry.