Peter Cook


Peter Cook is Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation at Columbia College Chicago and a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago. An internationally known Deaf performing artist, his work incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement. Since 1986, Cook has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally with Kenny Lerner to promote the Flying Words Project and ASL literature. Cook has been featured nationally in numerous festivals and was invited to the White House to join the National Book Festival. Cook has worked with Deaf storytellers/poets in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Japan.