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Our PhD student wins Scottish International Educational Trust Funding Award

25 October, 2017

We are pleased to share that our new PhD student, Eilidh Rose McEwan, has won funding from the Scottish International Educational Trust (SIET). She began her 3-year PhD programme at iSLanDS on 1 July, working on a study entitled ‘Agency within deaf communities in capacity-building projects in the Global South’.

Eilidh is from Glasgow and has worked with the BBC, Glasgow City Heritage Trust and the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD). She earned an MSc in International Relations from the University of Glasgow in 2015.

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She commented: “As a deaf student with some knowledge of BSL and experience at SCoD, I was excited to apply for this PhD position at iSLanDS, due to its focus on deaf people’s linguistic rights and research on sign language linguistics and communities in various countries. By covering linguistic rights and human rights in an international context, specifically targeting the Global South, this PhD encompasses two topics about which I am particularly passionate. I am delighted to have the opportunity to conduct ground-breaking research on these issues at iSLanDS, and grateful to SIET for their generous grant of £2000 to support this important work.”

Eilidh’s PhD investigates deaf agency within the context of two overarching iSLanDS projects: our Peer to Peer Deaf Multiliteracies project, and a study called Patterns of Variation, which focuses on deaf communities in Indonesia.


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