Dr. Anja Hiddinga is an Assisant Professor and researcher at the department of Anthropology at the the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She researches deaf culture and the way people think of handicaps and disabilities, particularly in relation to generational differences. Until recently, she spent many years as editor in chief of Woord & Gebaar, and she has two deaf sons herself.
A small selection of her publications
- Crasborn, O., & Hiddinga, A. (2015). The paradox of international sign: the importance of deaf-hearing encounters for deaf-deaf communication across sign language borders. In M. Friedner & A. Kusters (eds.), It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters (pp. 59-69). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
- Hiddinga, A., & Crasborn, O. (2011). Signed languages and globalization. Language in Society, 40, 483-505.
- Blume, S., & Hiddinga, A. (2010). Disability Studies as an academic field: reflections on its development. Medische Antropologie, 22(2), 225-236.