Eyasu Hailu


Eyasu Hailu

Full Name Eyasu Hailu Tamene
Academic Rank/Status Assistant Professor (2015)
Working for AAU since August 15, 2007
Administrative positions held if any/ past and present – Program Coordinator of EthSL and DC PU from the Inception (2007) till 2010 and 2015 – Current- Academic Commission member of the then College of Social Sciences and Humanities- Faculty Staff Affair Committee member of the then Faculty of Humanities- Joint Faculty Staff Affair Committee of the then Faculty of Humanities

– Department Academic Commission (DAC) of the Dep’t of Linguistics

Education attended BA – General Linguistics, Addis Ababa University, 2001MA – Sociolinguistics, Addis Ababa University, 2007PhD – Sign Linguistics , Addis Ababa University and affiliated to University College London – Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Center, 2015
Awards & recognitions
Memberships of International bodies Board member – World Congress of African Linguistics (Since 2016)Advisory Board (representing Africa) – Sign Language and Linguistic Society (Since 2013)
Publicity: Journals, editorial roles, initiatives etc. Editorial committee – Ethio-Deaf Times magazine, Published by the Deaf Development and Information Association (DDIA)
Research interest/ not more than hundred words EyasuHailuTamene’s research area focuses on Ethiopian Sign Language linguistics and about its deaf community. Most specifically the socio-linguistic nature of Ethiopian Sign Language which he did for his PhD. Besides, deaf history, deaf culture, sign language documentation, deaf politics, deaf sport are some of the most inclined areas.
Publications on reputable journals Eyasu Hailu. 2016. Language Use in Ethiopian Sign Language. Sign Language Linguistics Journal, Spring 2016. Gallaudet University Press: Washington, DC.
Community Services such as board membership etc.
  • Deaf Development and Information Association (Board Member)
  • Victory School for the Deaf (Board Member)
  • Rehabilitation Services for the Deaf (Board Member)
Address Campus – MainBuilding – OCRFloor number – 4thOffice no. 422

Office telephone –  +251111 239755

Mobile – +251911 420767

University email ID – eyassu.hailu@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID – tusaye11@gmail.com