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Part-time Lecturer

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Naomi Sheneman has been working professionally in the interpreting profession since 2000 in various roles. She is currently a freelance consultant, researcher, educator, interpreter diagnostician, and interpreter. She is the first deaf woman to receive a PhD in Interpretation from Gallaudet University.  Her dissertation study focused on the impact of extralinguistic knowledge of cancer on interpreters’ work.  She gives presentations and trainings nationally and internationally focusing on ethics, power dynamics in interpretation, and medical interpreting.  Her publications include a study on Deaf interpreters’ ethics, interpreting in international conferences, and power imbalances in interactions between deaf people and interpreters.