Commission 2: Deaf Education

Dr Kristin Snoddon (Canada)

International President of the Commission on Deaf Education


Kristin Snoddon is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Carleton University, Canada. Her research interests are in applied sign language linguistics and sign language planning and policy, particularly in regard to deaf children’s sign language rights in education. 

Her research and professional experience includes collaborative work with deaf communities in developing sign language and early literacy programming for deaf children and parents.

Her most recent research has focused on developing a parent ASL curriculum that is aligned with the  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Her books include American Sign Language and Early Literacy: A Model Parent-Child Program (Gallaudet University Press, 2012); the edited collection Telling Deaf Lives: Agents of Change (Gallaudet University Press, 2014); and the forthcoming Sign Language Ideologies in Practice (with Annelies Kusters, Mara Green, and Erin Moriarty Harrelson). Her other publications have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Canadian Modern Language Review, Current Issues in Language Planning, Disability & Society, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, International Journal of Multilingualism, Sign Language Studies, and Writing & Pedagogy. 

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