Smiling Australian woman dressed casually with brown hair tied back. Standing in the autumn sun at the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Photo taken by my friend Gábor Bagoly.

gabrielle hodge is a deaf linguist specialising in signed languages.

I am interested in the semiotics of face-to-face interaction and the sociology of language use. My research asks how we use our bodies to communicate, and what social and interactional factors influence the choices we make. I also love doing projects that improve outcomes for deaf people and enable better understanding of deaf lives.

I grew up in Canberra, Australia, on Ngunnawal Country. I did my BA (Hons) in Linguistics at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and my PhD in Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney. Currently I work as a post-doctoral Research Associate at the Deafness Cognition & Language Research Centre at UCL in London, UK.