Mazique named to RIT/NTID Faculty

As one of the newest members of NTID's Department of Liberal Studies, Rachel Mazique will teach First Year Writing to deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in RIT’s Writing Seminar course and collaborate with RIT’s University Writing Program, among others.

Mazique earned bachelor’s degrees with honors in Education and English at Gallaudet University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where she is a doctoral candidate in English. Her research interests are American and British Deaf literatures, queer and gender studies, theories of ethnicity, human rights law, Deaf studies, disability studies, transatlantic literatures and cognitive literary studies.

She has earned numerous awards, including the National Association of the Deaf Ambassador Award, the Maxine Hairston Prize for Excellence in Teaching, a writing residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies—funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Dissertation Excellence Fellowship from the University of Texas. Mazique has published a number of pedagogical musings and presented at conferences across the country. She has taught courses such as Literature, Visual Culture and Deaf Studies for the Department of English and Disability in Pop Culture for the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas.