Erin Mellett

Research Interests Deaf community, Disability studies, Sign language, Medical anthropology, Linguistic anthropology, Migration
Ph.D. Dissertation Language, Identity, and Belonging: An Ethnography of Deaf Immigrants in the Northeast United States


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Erin completed her BA in Anthropology at Elon University in 2013, her MS in Medical Anthropology and Cross Cultural Practice at Boston University School of Medicine in 2016, and her MA in Anthropology at Brown University in 2018. She is a current PhD candidate in the Anthropology department at Brown. Her dissertation research examines the experiences of deaf immigrants in the Rhode Island area and focuses on issues of language, identity, and belonging.  

Previous Degrees

  • B.A. in Anthropology from Elon University (2013)
  • M.S. in Medical Anthropology from Boston University School of Medicine (2016)