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Grossman Named Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Ruth Grossman will spend the 2023-24 academic year at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, where she will advance her research on autism.

A Radcliffe fellowship offers academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and arts, as well as artists, writers, and journalists, the opportunity to pursue ambitious projects for a year in an interdisciplinary setting with access to Harvard resources. Just 3.3 percent of this year’s applicants were selected as fellows.

Grossman directs the FACE Lab at Emerson, where she investigates in-person communication between and among autistic and neurotypical people. At Radcliffe, she will look to reframe how we understand the intersectionality of autism and gender to allow for better inclusion of autistic females in research, advocacy, and service delivery.

“I look forward to welcoming the new class of fellows,” said Claudia Rizzini, executive director of the Fellowship Program. “I look forward to fostering a community that transcends individual disciplines and is fueled by collective intellectual energy and creativity.”

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