Ariel Cascio has a background in cultural medical anthropology. Dr. Cascio received a doctorate in anthropology from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH, USA) after completing 11 months of ethnographic research on the experiences of adolescents and youth accessing autism-focused services in Italy. Dr. Cascio is currently working on several projects, primarily related to autism spectrum conditions, using lenses from anthropology and disability studies. These projects focus on social and ethical issues, including in the context of research and health and human services.

Ariel Cascio has received a SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for the project “Developing Person-Oriented Ethics for Autism Research: Diversity, Inclusion, and Collaboration with Autism Advocates.”

She is currently an Assistant Professor, Art of Medicine at Central Michigan University. Consult her faculty profile here and her personal research website here.