Rackham Graduate School’s 2016 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards*

Dr. Ruth Anna Spooner’s dissertation has been chosen for Honorable Mention among those that were nominated for the Rackham Graduate School’s 2016 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards. She was nominated for this recognition of scholarly excellence from among the many students who completed doctoral degrees last year at the University of Michigan. Nominees like Ruth Anna are among a select group who represent the best scholarly work published in Rackham dissertations across a broad range of disciplines. Her dissertation title, “Languages, Literacies, and Translations: Examining Deaf Students’ Language Ideologies through English-to-ASL Translations of Literature”.