Research and Creative Work

Sign language structure and use

    • ASL-LEX: A lexical database of ASL vocabulary
    • What are the cognitive mechanisms involved in perceiving and producing signs?
    • How is the mental lexicon organized?

ASL acquisition in Deaf children

    • How do Deaf children learn to manage their visual attention?
    • How do early language environments shape learning and development among Deaf children?

Black Deaf Education

    • Uncovering the historical roots and linguistic and cultural elements of Black ASL
    • Examining paths to college for Black students

Using computing technology to increase access to sign languages`

    • Using AI-enabled sign language technology bridge communication barriers
    • Developing computational techniques for collecting and curating sign language datasets

Creating and curating literary works in ASL