Hyde Park Book Club, Monday, October 18, 2021 - Richard Roy Grinker
Noted Author and George Washington University professor of anthropology Roy Richard Grinker (1961- ) will discuss his new book: Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness, that addresses the historic practices that have placed a stigma on mental health. Grinker will also discuss how Hyde Park and Chicago have figured in his life and work. Paying homage to the role they have played in his work, he dedicated Nobody’s Normal to the “Chicago Grinkers” – his father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The discussant for the event is UChicago associate professor Eugen Raikhel, a cultural and medical anthropologist and Director of the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.