Roy Richard Grinker Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at The George Washington University. He graduated from Grinnell College and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Harvard University. Dr. Grinker specializes in psychological anthropology, with topical expertise in autism, and a geographical focus on Korea and sub-Saharan Africa. He is also the director of GW’s Institute for Ethnographic Research and editor-in-chief of the journalĀ Anthropological Quarterly. His work includes the first-ever epidemiological study of Autism Spectrum Disorder in South Korea, studies of the cultural influences on identification and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Koreans, Korean-Americans, and Zulu-speaking South Africans in KwaZulu-Natal, and the book, Unstrange Minds, which combines a cultural history of autism prevalence and his own experiences as the father of an autistic child.

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