Octavian Robinson

Octavian Robinson
Gallaudet University · Deaf Studies Department

Doctor of Philosophy

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Octavian Robinson currently works at Gallaudet University. Robinson is a historian and disability studies scholar who specializes in deaf history, ableist rhetoric, and language attitudes.

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Discussions on disability justice within the university have centered disabled students but leaves us with questions about disability justice for the disabled scholar and disabled communities affiliated with universities through the lens of signed language instruction and deaf people. Universities use American Sign Language (ASL) programs to exploi...
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This article builds on Carol Padden and Tom Humphries’ assertion that culturally identified deaf people inhabit a different center of knowledge than the non-deaf. Over generations of inhabiting a different center, deaf people have developed and transmitted embodied knowledge. The core of this knowledge is the role of sign language in developing lan...
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Ableist rhetoric and internalized ableism in deaf cultural discourses.

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Discuss the manifestations of ableism and ableist rhetoric along the axis of DiAngelo's White Fragility