Yui Leh Timothy Loh
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Timothy Y. Loh

Timothy Loh studies the politics of deafness and disability in Jordan and the broader Middle East and North Africa through the lens of medical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and the social study of science. In particular, he is interested in understanding the impact of various “assistive” technologies—medical-rehabilitative and non-medical alike—on deaf and signing worlds in Jordan and how religion serves as a moral rubric for interactions with these technologies. He is a Graduate Fellow in the Language and Technology Lab, and a member of the American Anthropological Association as well as the VL2 (Visual Language and Visual Learning) Student Network at Gallaudet University. For academic year 2020-21, Timothy is also a Young NUS Fellow affiliated with Anthropology at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

Before coming to HASTS, Timothy worked as the programs manager at a small grassroots non-profit providing assistance to urban refugees in Amman, Jordan; taught history and Chinese at a boarding school in Madaba, also in Jordan; and coordinated a summer English remedial program for Palestinian refugee youth in Tyre, Lebanon. Born and raised in Singapore, he graduated from an accelerated dual-degree program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, earning the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (Culture & Politics) magna cum laude in 2015 and the Master of Arts in Arab Studies in 2016.

Website

timothyyloh.com

Key words

deafness and sign language; critical disability studies; transnational discourses and movements; biopolitics, bioethics, and the state; religion; Middle East; Jordan; Singapore

E-mail

timloh@mit.edu

 

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