This year’s virtual Daniel W. Rosenn Conference will include a series of presentations highlighting Autistic identity and culture.
An Ethnographic Examination of Autistic Culture and Identity
As the neurodiversity movement has gained momentum, communities of Autistic individuals have evolved towards a unique Autistic culture. In this keynote Dawn Prince Hughes explores the ethnographic evolution of the Autistic culture and the importance of the Autistic identity.
Dawn Prince-Hughes is an anthropologist, primatologist and ethologist. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in interdisciplinary anthropology from the Universität Herisau in Switzerland and is an adjunct professor of anthropology at Western Washington University. She is also a successful author of books such as Gorillas Among Us: A Primate Ethnographer’s Book of Days and Songs of the Gorilla Nation in which she describes how she learned to manage her Autism from observing and interacting with gorillas at the Woodland Park Zoo (where she was employed when she was young). Additionally, she is the editor of Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism. Most recently, Dr. Prince-Hughes facilitates the autism ethnography project, which she also designed, for the Cultural Autism Studies arm of Yale’s social autism programs (CASY), run by Dr. Roger Jou.
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