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Experience as expertise: Clara Park’s call for valuing a mother’s knowledge in understanding autism by Marga Vicedo, PhD, Associate Professor of the History of Science, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto.

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BIO:

I am a professor in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Valencia, Spain, and A Ph.D. in history of science from Harvard University, USA. I have worked on the history of genetics, animal behavior, attachment theory, and autism.

In 2013, I published: The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Other recent publications include “Ethopathology and Civilization Diseases: Niko and Elisabeth Tinbergen on Autism.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 35 (1): 1-31, 2018, and “Putting Attachment in its Place: Disciplinary and Cultural Contexts,” European Journal of Developmental Psychology 14 (6): 684-699, 2017. My recent book is entitled: Intelligent Love: The Story of Clara Park, her Autistic Daughter, and the Myth of the Refrigerator Mother. Boston: Beacon Press (March 2021).

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