Leila Monaghan Profile


Leila Monaghan (Ph.D., UCLA) teaches linguistic and cultural anthropology at Northern Arizona University. Leila Monaghan

Her research interests are broad and include the history of Deaf communities, the impact of HIV/AIDS, the narrative construction of disability, and the role of Native women in the Plains Indian Wars. Co-edited books include Many Ways to be Deaf, and Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability. She is also editor of the new journal Language, Culture and History.

Selected publications:

Jarman, M., Monaghan, L., & Harkin, A. Q. (Eds.). (2017). Barriers and belonging: Personal narratives of disability. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Monaghan, L. (2012) Perspectives on intercultural communication and discourse. In C.B. Paulston, S. Kiesling & E. Rangel (Eds.), Handbook of intercultural discourse and communication (pp. 19-36). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Monaghan, L. F., Schmaling, C., Nakamura, K., & Turner, G. H. (Eds.). (2003). Many ways to be deaf: International variation in Deaf communities. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Monaghan, L., Goodman, J., & Robinson, J.M. (Eds.). (2012). A cultural approach to interpersonal communication: Essential readings. Malden, MA: Wiley/Blackwell.

Senghas, R.J., &  Monaghan, L. (2002) Signs of their times: Deaf communities and the culture of language. Annual Review of Anthropology, 31(1), 69-97.

Work for CID:

Leila Monaghan wrote KC11: Intercultural Discourse and Communication, and Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #5: Intercultural Dialogue and Deaf HIV/AIDS, as well as a guest post on Intercultural Challenges of the Deaf HIV/AIDS Epidemic.

NOTE: Leila Monaghan passed away in February 2022. She was one of the first to mention the Istanbul conference on intercultural dialogue in 2009 in print, a delight to correspond with, and she will be sorely missed.
– Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

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