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PhD Student Receives 2023 Diversity Innovation Grant

Farha Najah Hussain

Farha Najah Hussain, current doctoral candidate in rehabilitation sciences, was awarded a 2023 Diversity Innovation Grant from the Office of Diversity, Equity, Belonging at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Farha has been humbled by, and continues to learn from, the activism of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, communities, and movements, including advocating for sign-spoken language interpreters when Deaf and hearing people come together. It is for this reason that Farha sought funding for American Sign Language-English interpreters for her dissertation study, "Learning from Young Deaf/Hard of Hearing Black Adults, Indigenous Adults, and/or Adults of Color (YA DHH RBIPoC)’s Interactions with Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) through Arts-Based Research." A subcommittee of the Council for Action and Advocacy United for Social Equity (CAUSE) evaluated Farha's submission and determined the award.

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