Research Studies in Interpreting and Communication Equity from MAISCE Graduates

by Erica Alley, Cheryl Gallon, Carly Fischbeck, Karen Brimm, Nancy Sullivan, Amanda David

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The Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (MAISCE) at St. Catherine University explores the linguistic, political and organizational factors that shape communication in society. Students in the MAISCE online program apply this knowledge to the design and implementation of a thesis or action research project focusing on communication equity. In this presentation, methods used to support MA research will be shared. Students in the first MAISCE cohort will share their research experience along with findings from their studies. Carly Fischbeck shares her findings from her study on strategies used by interpreters when working with students who are immigrants or refugees. Cheryl Gallon shares her study of microaggressions experienced by Deaf People of Color when working with interpreters. Nancy Sullivan discusses the results of a discourse analysis of a catholic homily in ASL. Karen Brimm addresses collaboration between interpreters and K-12 educational professionals.
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Proceedings of the 2018 Biennial Conference

Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education: Mentoring, Teaching & Leadership