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Rayna Rapp, Professor of Anthropology at New York University, and Faye Ginsberg, David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University, will present a talk titled, "Screening Disabilities: Visual Fields, Public Culture and the Atypical Mind in the 21st Century." The talk will be based on their work together on cultural innovation in special education in New York City and their work on brain research about learning, memory, childhood psychiatric diagnoses, and epigenetics. Kinship relations also lie at the heart of their project, and they are interviewing families across a wide array of social locations who have had the experience of having a child diagnosed with special educational categories and services. Michael Bérubé's talk as part of this event will focus on "Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Stereotypes," and the variability of "expression" in Down syndrome.

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