Dr Hannah Anglin-Jaffe
Lecturer in Special Educational Needs


My main area of research is the experience of learners labelled with disabilities and Special Educational Needs. In particular I am interested in the intersections between language, difference and belonging as experienced by individuals who are deaf and who use sign language.  I have published on my work exploring the relationship between Deaf Culture and inclusive education.  I am currently conducting a British Academy funded research project about the importance of schools for the deaf for Deaf people: The Deaf School: Bastion of Deaf Culture or Institution of Exclusion?

I am the Pathway leader for the Masters in Special Educational Needs and I am module leader for modules that focus on international perspectives on inclusive education and approaches to teaching and learning for learners with special educational needs.

I currently supervise doctoral students on a range of topics related to Disability Studies and Special Educational Needs and particularly welcome enquiries from students interested in exploring issues around sign language and education.


I joined the University of Exeter in 2010. Previously, I lectured at the University of Plymouth and gained my doctorate from the University of Reading.

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Internal tel4971
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724971
AddressNorth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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