Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

Headshot of Roy Richard Grinker, Sarah Wagner and photo of Nobody's Normal book cover

For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Book Launch Series is proud to present a lecture by Dr. Grinker on his latest book, Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness (W. W. Norton & Company). The talk will be followed by a live Q&A with the audience moderated by fellow anthropologist, Sarah E. Wagner.

The event will be free, online, and open to the public. Registration will close at 5 pm EST on Tuesday, February 9. Links to join the webinar via WebEx will be sent out after registration is closed. The event recording will be shared with all whom RSVP.