Dr. Richard Grinker, Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University

Dr. Richard Grinker, Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University and author of critically acclaimed and extremely popular book “Unstrange Minds: Mapping the World of Autism”.  

Dr. Grinker spoke about the science of autism as a cultural system, noting that a number of factors produced the global rise in autism awareness, with some being more salient than others depending upon cultural context. Despite the increase in awareness, Grinker noted that there is little scientific knowledge about ASD outside of North America and Western Europe.

Read the full blog post about Dr. Grinker’s talk.