Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health (Zoom)


Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Online Only

"Autism and the Specter of Prison: Configuring Race and Disability in the African American Community"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)


Cheryl MattinglyProfessor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California.

Stephanie Keeney Parks, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.


Sadeq Rahimi

This seminar is cosponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

This event is online only. Please click the "Read More" link for full instructions on how to attend this seminar.

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Please note: This event requires a password to attend. Please email Dr. Sadeq Rahimi ( with a brief introduction of yourself to receive the meeting password. This session will be recorded.

Speaker Bios:

Cheryl Mattingly is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern California in the Department of Anthropology and the Division of Occupational Science and Therapy.  Mattingly is the Director of the University of Southern California Initiative of Health, Humanity and Culture.  She is also a Dale T. Mortensen Senior Research Fellow at the Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies of Aarhus University, Denmark.

Stephanie Keeney Parks is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Anthropology where she studies medical/psychological and linguistic anthropology. She also possesses a master’s degree in medical anthropology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Stephanie’s research centers on the everyday lives of Black parents who have children with autism.