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Peter Smagorinsky (2017)

Speaker: Dr. Peter Smagorinsky (University of Georgia)

Date of talk: Feb 22, 2017

Title of presentation: Towards a Social Understanding of Mental Health


Dr. Smagorinsky will discuss his most recent work in neurodiversity which takes a social perspective on “disability” and “disorder,” viewing them as relational and situational rather than fixed in pathology. This talk will center on “mental health” as both whole-body and environmental and challenge assumptions about how to construct satisfying life pathways for the neurodiverse population.