Christopher Lane

Professor of English, Northwestern University

Christopher Lane teaches literature and intellectual history at Northwestern University, near Chicago. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Slate, New Statesman, and many other newspapers and periodicals. He is the author of several books including The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty (Yale, 2011; paperback 2012) and Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (Yale, 2007; 2008), winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France), translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean, with translations in Danish and Turkish forthcoming. He also writes for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.

Experience

  • 2001–present
    Professor of English, Northwestern University

Education

  • 1992 
    University of London, Ph.D.

Honours

Guggenheim Fellow; Winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France, 2010).