Upcoming or Past Presentations
( I apologize of my poor composition below and hopefully they are all
"Authenticating by Demissionizing." 110th Annual American Anthropologist Association (AAA) Meeting, Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center) November 16-20, 2011. (Specific dates TBA).
"A Method of Continuum on Multiple Language Contact in a Signed Community" SIGN-5, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. October 23rd, 2011.
"Reversing Missionization: The Result of Language Contact in the Deaf Community of Eritrea", Brown-Bag Lecture Series, Anthropology Dept, CSU, Long Beach. May 11th, 2010.
"Demissionize: Undoing a Result of Language Contact", 41st Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL-41). Toronto, Canada. May 6th-8th, 2010.
"Demissionization: Ineffectual or Progressive? Critical Thinking of "critical" factors or mass" in “Global Elements of Language Change,” Presented and Chaired. 108th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. December 2nd, 2009.
"Demissionization: Ineffectual or Progressive?" Colloquium of African Languages and Linguistics, 39 (CALL 39). University of Leiden, The Netherlands. August 26, 2009.
"Dichotomy in the Community of Deaf Eritreans" in African Signed Languages Workshop at World Congress of African Linguists - 6 (WOCAL-6), University of Köln /Cologne, Cologne, Germany. August 19, 2009.
"Dichotomy in the Community of Deaf Eritreans" in “On the Urban/Rural Border: Language and Identities in a Global Landscape.” 107th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 19, 2008.
“The Signs of Female Masculinity.” The XVIth Annual Lavender Languages Conference. American University, Washington, D.C. February 13-15, 2009.
"Deafemasculinity" in "Deaf and the Other Lives: Multiple Cultures," University von Amsterdam. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. September 26, 2008.
"A Goldstar for Everybody!" Workshop held at San Francisco Gay Center, San Francisco, CA. June 28, 2008.
"‘Sign Language Smackdown!’-Media Portrayal of Deaf Lesbian” in "Argumentation in Media Sites," 106th Annual American Anthropologist Association Meeting. Washington, D.C. November 28, 2007.
"Language Planning in the Deaf Eritrean Community." Cross-Linguistic Research and International Cooperation in Sign Language Linguistics. Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. April 9-14, 2007.
"Constructing Eritrean Sign Language." Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 (TISLR-9). Poster presentation. University Federal of Santa Catarina. Florianopolis, Brazil. December 6- 9, 2006.
“Gendered Phonology in Irish Sign Language.” Collaborated with Dr. Barbara LeMaster & Chris Trueblood. International Gender and Language Association 4 (IGALA4), Poster presentation. Valencia, Spain. November 8-10 2006.
“Constructing Eritrean Sign Language” in "Endangered World Languages: Sign Languages and Their Variations,"104th Annual American Anthropologist Association Meeting, Washington, D.C. December 1, 2005.
2007 Constructing Eritrean Sign Language. In: Quadros, Ronice M. de (ed): TISLR 9: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 : 9 Congreso International de Aspectos Teóricos das Pesquisas nas Linguas de Sinais. December 6 to 9, 2006 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis, SC Brasil. Florianópolis : Lagoa Editora (2006) - pp. 138
2006 LeMaster, Barbara; Rezenet Moges, & Christopher Trueblood. “Gendered Phonology in Irish Sign Language” in International Gender and Language Association, Fourth Biannual Conference proceedings.
2009 – 2012 Board Member of World Congress of African Linguists (WOCAL) of Special Language Section.
2009 – Participating Committee Member for African Signed Languages Workshop at World Congress of African Linguists - 6 (WOCAL-6), University of Köln/Cologne, Germany. August 19, 2009.
2008 – July Fast-Track Program, Deaf Adults English Teaching Volunteer program at Jamaican Association for the Deaf (JAD). Facilitated by Global Deaf Connection. June- July 2007.
Invited to give a talk
2008 - California State University, Long Beach (CSUN)