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Deniz IlkbasaranDeniz Ilkbasaran

Email Address: dilkbasaran@ucsd.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Communication, University of California, San Diego
  • MA, Educational Technology, Concordia University, Montréal, 2007
  • Thesis: Sign Up! Development of an ASL Board Game for Hearing Families with Deaf Children
  • BA, Psychology, Koç University, Istanbul, 2002

Research Interests

  • Literacies and mobilities of Deaf youth
  • Changing geographies of Deafness and Sign Language
  • Deaf heritage and historical accounts of deaf education in Turkey

Presentations, Posters & Publications

  • February, 2012, Presentation: “Late Modernity Mobilities and the Future of Deaf Geographies”, Association of American Geographers, Deaf Geographies Panel Session, New York
  • October 2011, Presentation: “Media Practices and Social Networks of Deaf Youth in Turkey”, Sign 5: International Conference of Sign Language Users, Gazi University, Ankara
  • Meir, I., Lifshitz, A., Ilkbasaran, D. and C. Padden (2010) The interaction of animacy and word order in human languages: A study of strategies in a novel communication task. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference in Evolution of Language. Singapore: World Scientific.
  • February 2008, Poster: “Designing Game Environments for Sign Language Learning”, First Annual Inter-Science of Learning Center (iSLC) Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Student Conference, University of Pittsburgh
  • İlkbaşaran, D. (2004). Sign Up! Development of an ASL Board Game for Hearing Families with Deaf Children (Master’s Thesis) Available from the Thesis Database, Concordia University (LE 3 C66E38M 2007 I45) (Advisor: Dr. Johannes Strobel)
  • Özyürek, A. & İlkbaşaran, D. (2004). The use of space in transfer verbs in Turkish Sign Language: Implications for typological variation. Paper presented at the ‘Crosslinguistic perspectives in sign language research workshop’, German Linguistic Society Conference, Mainz.

Teaching Experience

  • Introduction to Communication and Culture, Department of Communication, UCSD, Teaching Assistant with Professor Lisa Cartwright (Spring 2011)
  • Introduction to Communication, Department of Communication, UCSD, Teaching Assistant with Professor Patrick Anderson (Winter 2010)
  • Sign Language and its Culture, Department of Linguistics, UCSD, Teaching Assistant with Prof. Rachel Mayberry (Fall 2009)

Academic Experience

  • 2007 - 2011, Research Assistant of Dr. Carol Padden
  • 2001 - 2004, Research Assistant of Dr. Asli Özyürek at Koç University, Department of Psychology, working on Turkish Sign Language (TID)