2019 Speakers: Introducing Teresa Blankmeyer Burke

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Gallaudet University, a bilingual university American Sign Language and English institution serving deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students in Washington DC. She is the only signing Deaf philosopher in the world with a doctorate in philosophy. Her publications cover a wide range of genres, including peer-reviewed scholarship in philosophy and bioethics, journalism, creative nonfiction, as well as poetry in American Sign Language and English. She has served on a number of national and international committees for a variety of organizations, including the World Federation of the Deaf, the American Philosophical Association, the Hearing Loss Association of America, and the National Association of the Deaf (USA). Teresa divides her time between Washington DC and the historic neighborhood of Barelas in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is currently working on a philosophical memoir about grief and resilience about her experience as a young widow and single mother in Cody, Wyoming.