Ginny Russell and Steven Kapp at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 27th June, 2-3pm, Byrne House

Dear all,

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group, which will be the final of this academic year. It will take place this coming Monday 27th of June. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of Ginny Russell and Steven Kapp, respectively from Exeter and UCLA, discussing their paper “‘The Outliers should not be normalised’: A thematic analysis of autistic adults’ understandings of Neurodiversity”. The authors kindly sent us a short description of the current state of the paper and how we might help:

“This draft (minus a discussion) uses thematic analysis to examine how the term ‘neurodiversity’ is understood by autistic adults. The initial idea was to define a core term before starting a series of more empirical research studies. The draft  is currently framed with reference to stigma and resistance identity but lacks a coherent underlying theoretical question and as currently configured is descriptive and lacks a strong rationale. We would welcome any thoughts or idea on how it might be taken forwards, even if not as a paper, how it might inform future work.”

Please contact Thomas Bonnin (tb391 [at] if you wish to join the group or for any other information.


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