Dr. Stefan Hardonk is a EU-FP7 Marie Curie fellow at the University of Iceland, Centre for Disability Studies. His research concerns the identities of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in Iceland. More specifically, his analysis focuses on the ways in which deaf identities emerge within different social contexts, such as the school, the family and leisure time.
He uses a critical approach to analyse discourses about deafness and the ways in which they play a role in identity construction. The project includes new data collection among deaf children, their families and teachers, and collaboration with local stakeholders.
The completion of the project is planned for the end of 2016.