Susan Burch

Professor of American Studies

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Susan Burch is a professor of American Studies. Before joining the Middlebury faculty in 2009, she taught at Gallaudet University, King’s College (University of Aberdeen, Scotland), and the Ohio State University. Professor Burch also has worked as a research associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Professor Burch earned her BA degree in history and Soviet Studies from Colorado College and her MA and PhD in American and Soviet history from Georgetown University.

Research and teaching subjects “at the margins” draws Burch’s attention, and particularly the historical impact of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, and material culture on lived experiences in America, Russia, and beyond. For more details about her work see her cv and a sample of her publications.



Published Work

Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900–World War II

Women and Deafness: Double Visions (co-edited with Brenda Jo Brueggemann)

Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson (co-authored with Hannah Joyner)

Editor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Co-edited the anthology At the Intersections: Deaf and Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (with Alison Kafer)

Program in American Studies

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