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Terra Edwards, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology

Courses Taught

Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Anthropology


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2014)

Research Interests

Edwards' research is concerned with the many ways that language reflects and is shaped by our experiences in the world. For the past 10 years, she has been pursuing this interest in DeafBlind communities in the United States, where a new, tactile language is emerging. She has published articles on language emergence, re-channeling language, sign-creation, and intention-attribution, and is currently writing a book about language and life in DeafBlind communities titled, “Going Tactile: Life at the Limits of Language”.