Assistant Professor of Communication
Christine Law graduated with her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, and Qualitative Research Emphasis at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is studying the complex interactions between deaf and hearing individuals as they seek intercultural understanding. Christine is affiliated with the UCSB Center for Teaching for Social Justice. She received an M.A. in English and Education, and a B.A. in Communications.
Christine Law teaches Interpersonal Communications, Intercultural Communications, Nonverbal Communications, Persuasion, and Introduction to Writing for the Print Media. She is also the Director of Forensics and coaches the Speech and Debate team.
Current Research Interests
Her research interests include Deaf community and education, community ethnography, equity and inclusion, diverse identities, and intercultural communication.
Recent Publications and Presentations
2008 American Education Research Association poster session, East Asian Immigrant Deaf Encounter Deaf Culture in the United States, New York
2007 5th National Asian Deaf Congress Triennial Conference, workshop presentation, Asian Immigrant Deaf in America, San Francisco
2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication, workshop facilitator, Race, Space and Place: Language, Identity and Students of Color in the Composition Classroom, (chaired by Geneva Smitherman) Spring
2005 Conference on College Composition and Communication, paper presentation, Magic in a Different World: Discourse between the Deaf and Hearing, Spring
2005 University of California Santa Barbara’s Writing Research in the Making, section chair, and paper presentation, Student’s Written Responses to the Henrietta Marie Slave Ship Exhibit, Winter
2003 Second Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, paper session, Deaf Education—A Journey Towards Inclusion, Summer
2003 University of California Santa Barbara Second Annual Education Conference, poster presentation, Deaf Education: A Journey through Shadow and Light, Spring
1998 University of California Riverside Graduate Conference, paper session, Acculturation of Chinese in America, Fall
1998 “Using Argumentation to Teach Literature”, in Exercise Exchange, Spring