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35th Annual Witherspoon Lecture Series
Community Event, General, Education

"Shamans and Schizophrenia: How Religious Practice May Change Psychotic Experience." The lecture will be presented by Tanya Marie Luhrmann. She 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 has done ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra and the South Bay. She has also done fieldwork with evangelical Christians who seek to hear God speak back, with Zoroastrians who set out to create a more mystical faith, and with people who practice magic. She uses a combination of ethnographic and experimental methods to understand the phenomenology of unusual sensory experiences, the way they are shaped by ideas about minds and persons, and what we can learn from this social shaping that can help us to help those whose voices are distressing. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and received a John Guggenheim Fellowship award in 2007.When God Talks Back was named a NYT Notable Book of the Year and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Her new book, Our Most Troubling Madness: Schizophrenia and Culture, will be published by the University of California Press in 2016. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE. RECEPTION AT 6PM / LECURE AT 7PM


Schedule
UNC Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC

Community Event, General, Education
Psychosis;Anthropology;Religious Studies;Witherspoon;Schizophrenia;Shamans;Lecture
continuinged.uncc.edu
Tue 2/5/19 at 6pm-8:30pm 
Age Information:18+
Price:Free, but registration required.
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