Project Team

Institute Director:

Sara Scalenghe
Sara Scalenghe (B. A. in Arabic with Persian, SOAS, University of London, M. A. in Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Ph.D. in History, Georgetown University) is an associate professor at Loyola University Maryland. She is a historian of the social and cultural history of the Middle East, with a focus on the Arab world. And she wrote an essay about it and researched Arab culture. The article can also be found and buy literary analysis essay at

Sara is the author of Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Paperback, 2016), and she is currently writing a book on disability in the modern Arab world. Sara is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Disability Studies Quarterly, of the Manuscript Review Board of Review of Disability Studies, and she is serving a three-year term as the Chair of the Board of the Disability History Association. 

Gallaudet University Faculty (click on a name to view profile):
Jeff Brune
Brian Greenwald
Gene Mirus

Visiting Faculty (click on a name to view profile):
Douglas Baynton, University of Iowa
Susan Burch, Middlebury College
John Kinder, Oklahoma State University
Catherine Kudlick, San Francisco State University
David Mitchell, George Washington University
Aparna Nair, University of Oklahoma
Katherine Ott, National Museum of American History
Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo
Sharon Snyder, George Washington University
Wei Yu Wayne Tan, Hope College
David Turner, Swansea University
Wendy Turner, Augusta University

Program Assistant:
Maureen Kelly, Loyola University Maryland ([email protected])

Student Assistant:
Charlotte Schreyer, Loyola University Maryland

Website Design:
Jannelle Legg, George Mason University

Last updated on February 14, 2022.