|School:||School of Arts and Humanities|
|Start date:||January 2016|
|End Date:||October 2022|
Harry H. Laughlin, best known as the expert on sterilization in the United States, drafted a model sterilization law for states to consider adopting. Laughlin identified people with deafness as a target for sterilization. However, none of the states that adopted sterilization laws in the United States included the deaf on the list. What is the rationale for leaving deaf people out of state eugenic programs? Why was deafness, a condition typically a category eligible for sterilization, never actually in the law? This project seeks to explore the processes of excluding deaf people, and its rationale, as a target of sterilization.
Brian H. Greenwald, Erin Timberlake, and Tammy Wilson. "Deaf Education During the American Eugenics Movement: A Preliminary Analysis and Case Studies from CSD - Berkeley" Virtual Presentation April 21, 2021.