Christopher Lane, Ph.D., teaches literature and intellectual history at Northwestern University and is a past Guggenheim fellow. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Chronicle Review, and several other newspapers and periodicals. He is the author of five books, most recently The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty (Yale, 2011) and Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (Yale, 2007), winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France, 2010) and now in six translations.
He is completing a book on psychiatry, psychology, and the remaking of religious life in 1950s' America. He also writes for the Huffington Post.