In this thesis, I sought to examine myself as a Deaf interpreter in Demand and Control Schema (DC-S) supervision sessions. The methodology was a dialogic analysis based on power/communication dynamics in DC-S supervision as a Deaf interpreter. The platform that I used was the Interpreting Institute for Reflection-in-Action & Supervision (IIRAS) platform online sessions. In the session, the hearing participants were 18 years or older, they either work or have worked as ASL/English interpreters. They attended at least three supervision sessions. The data collected included the researcher's journaling, video recordings, and responses from interviews.questions with participants and supervision leaders. There was evidence of hearing and Deaf individuals communicating comfortably and effectively.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies

Committee Chair

Amanda Smith

Committee Member

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Kendra Keller


Interpreting, DCS, ASL, Autoethnography, Status Quo, Power Dynamics


sgn-US, eng

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Subject Categories

American Sign Language | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Counselor Education | Critical and Cultural Studies | Curriculum and Instruction | Disability Studies | Discourse and Text Linguistics | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | International and Intercultural Communication | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Language and Literacy Education | Sign Languages | Social Influence and Political Communication | Social Justice | Typological Linguistics and Linguistic Diversity

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