T. M. Luhrmann
T. M. Luhrmann is Watkins University Professor in Stanford University's anthropology department.
From 1989 to 2000, Luhrmann was a faculty member in the department of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. From 2000 to 2007, she was Max Palevsky Professor in the department of comparative human development at the University of Chicago, where she was also a director of the program in clinical ethnography. Luhrmann joined Stanford's anthropology department in 2007.
Best known for her studies of modern-day witches, charismatic Christians, and psychiatrists, Luhrmann is the author of Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Modem Culture; The Good Parsi: The Postcolonial Anxieties of an Indian Colonial Elite; Of Two Minds: The Growing Disorder in American Psychiatry; and When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With Prayer.
Luhrmann was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003, and was president of the Society for Psychological Anthropology for 2008. She has received numerous awards for scholarship, including the AAA President's Award for 2004 and a 2007 Guggenheim Award.
Last Updated: September 11, 2017