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David Shope, PhD

David Shope, PhD

David Shope is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioethics. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside in September of 2021. His dissertation used autism as a case for exploring the moral problems which arise due to ableist norms in systems of etiquette. His broader research interests include the ethics of disability, agency, and personal identity. At the NIH, he plans to work on topics relating to autism and disability ethics. He is currently developing an empirical project to investigate how autistic people understand the relationship between autism and personal identity.

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