Saturday, October 28 | 1 - 2 PM
1999 Campus Dr | Evanston, IL | 60208
Tanya Luhrmann, a psychological anthropologist, focuses on the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural, and the world of psychosis. She has done ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra, California, and Chicago. When God Talks Back was the result of four years fieldwork, and concluded that the ability to hear God speaking to one was enabled in part by mental training.
This program is presented in partnership with the Stanford Humanities Center.
Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department. Her work focuses on the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural and the world of psychosis. She worked with people who hear the voices of psychosis and also with those who are not psychotic, but hear the voice of God. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. When God Talks Back was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year.