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 Welcome to Deaf Studies Digital Journal

Welcome to DSDJ
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The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative and critical work in and about signed languages and their communities. A multilingual publication, DSDJ features both signed and written languages, primarily, but not limited to, American Sign Language, International Sign Language, and English. The Deaf Studies Digital Journal offers critical essays in Deaf Cultural Studies, original works of signed literature, visual art, film, video, interviews, reviews, historical sources, and community news. The contributions to this journal contribute to a body of critical and creative work in Deaf Studies while furthering innovative ways of publishing in the digital humanities.

"As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs" 

 - George W. Veditz

Relaunching DSDJ
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We are thrilled to announce that the Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) will be relaunched in 2019 after a four-year hiatus. After successfully publishing four issues spanning from 2009 to 2014 and with 181 contributors in a wide range of topics related to Deaf Studies scholarship, DSDJ has recently received new funding through a grant awarded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). DSDJ is well on its way to publishing new issues with a newly designed platform that is supported by the University of Michigan Publishing.


The goal of DSDJ is to publish and revitalize by spreading cultural, creative, and academic work related to signing communities. The journal will be presented through a sign-centric digital platform.


Dr. Patrick Boudreault, Executive Editor, and Brianna Keogh, Managing Editor, are the team leads. They are working closely with an international advisory board and the former editors and co-founders of DSDJ, Dr. Dirksen Bauman, Dr. Ben Bahan, and Melissa Malzkuhn and current student assistants, Andrew Biskipuak and Iosif Shayman. DSDJ has already begun the migration process of articles, videos, and other content to the newly designed publishing platform. We look forward to the forthcoming issues and the future of the journal.


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