Luhrmann to Deliver 2003 Nuveen Lecture on "Trauma, Trance and God"
February 12, 2004
This year's John Nuveen Lecture will be given by Tanya Luhrmann, Professor in the Committees on Human Development and the History of Culture, also Associate Faculty in the Department of Anthropology and in the College, at the University of Chicago. Luhrmann received her doctorate from Cambridge University in social anthropology in 1986 and joined Chicago's faculty in 2000. She has published Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Modern Culture (1989); The Good Parsi: The Postcolonial Anxieties of an Indian Colonial Elite (1996); and Of Two Minds: The Growing Disorder in American Psychiatry (2000). Her ethnographic research focuses on psychiatry, psychodynamic issues, and religion, and her areas of interest include witchcraft, South Asia, and spirit religions. She will deliver the Nuveen lecture, entitled "Trauma, Trance and God: How the New Style in American Religion Might Be Changing the Psychiatric Symptoms of Trauma," on Thursday, February 12, at 4:00 p.m. in Swift Lecture Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 773-702-8230.