Christopher Lane, Ph.D., teaches literature and intellectual history at Northwestern University and is a past Guggenheim fellow. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Chronicle Review, and many other newspapers and periodicals. He is the author of several books including, most recently, The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty (Yale, 2012). His other books include Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (Yale, 2007), winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France, 2010) and translated into six languages.
He is completing a book on the spectacular rise and fall of religiosity in the America of the 1950s. He also writes for the Huffington Post.