Benjamin Jarashow

Adjunct Faculty II
ASL & Deaf Studies Program

Benjamin Jarashow

Secondary Location

Provo, Utah

Ben Jarashow, a California native, graduated from Gallaudet University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies. He obtained his Master’s degree in Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies in 2006, also from Gallaudet University. His Master’s thesis focused on developing criteria for a better quality of ABC storytelling. At the moment, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in the division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought of the European Graduate School. He teaches at Utah Valley University with the ASL & Deaf Studies program in the department of Languages and Cultures. He lives in Provo, Utah with his wife, Kat, their children, Boone and Cypress, and their dog, Roseanne Barr, a smelly Boston terrier.

Ben is currently the Deaf Studies Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree Program in Deaf Studies under the ASL & Deaf Studies program in the Languages & Cultures department at Utah Valley University.  He is also one of four co-editors of Journal of ASL and Literatures (JASLL) website.  Ben is a professional ASL storyteller who specializes in comedic storytelling. He also travels nationally giving workshops on a wide range of topics within the Deaf Studies field.

Ben specializes in ASL literature, Deaf cinema, and Deaf culture.  He has taught and/or developed many ASL and Deaf Studies courses at both Gallaudet University and Utah Valley University.  He teaches hybrid and/or online courses for Gallaudet University:

  • ASL 745: Sign Language Teaching, Culture and History
  • DST 314: Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community
  • DST 710: Literary Traditions in the Deaf Community

Also, he had been teaching ASL & Deaf Studies courses at Utah Valley University since 2009:

  • ASL 202G: Intermediate American Sign Language II
  • ASL 2030: Advanced Fingerspelling
  • ASL 2040: ASL Numbers
  • ASL 2050: Advanced ASL Grammar
  • ASL 3050: Advanced American Sign Language
  • ASL 3310: Interpreting I
  • ASL 3610: ASL Literature I
  • ASL 3710: Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA)
  • ASL 3750: Deaf Cinema
  • ASL 385G: Introductory Understanding of Oppression
  • ASL 4410: ASL Linguistics
  • ASL 4520: Deaf People and Disability Studies
  • ASL 4550: Multicultural Issues in the Deaf-World
  • ASL 4610: ASL Literature II
  • ASL 4800: Deaf Culture Studies
  • ASL 4850: Advanced Understanding of Oppression and Audism

Gallaudet

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Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002