Claire English is currently completing course work in the Judaic Studies stream of the PhD program. Her research examines the intersections of Disability and Judaic Studies. For her dissertation, Claire will write a history of the Jewish Deaf communities of New York in the late 19th to early 20th century. Further areas of study include Hebrew Bible and Interpretation, Rabbinics, Ritual Theory, Sensory and Material Anthropology, and the History of Emotions. Claire holds a BA in Classical Civilization and an MA in Judaic Studies, both from Concordia University.