Hypnosis: A Brief History

Examines the social and cultural contexts of the theories, development, and practice of hypnosis, weaving together three narratives: the story of hypnosis as an array of contradictory theories, a set of controversial techniques, and a jumble of colorful ideas unfolding in the popular imagination.


The Halved Soul: Retelling the Myths of Romantic Love

“An ingenious critical re-evaluation of the myths of romantic love, offering both men and women new perspectives on love and relationships.”


Sex & Madness Reader

A collection of readings that I created for a sociology of mental illness course at the University of Illinois.

The Sociologically-Imagined Self

A collection of readings with accompanying Personal Journal written for an Introduction to Sociology Course at the University of Illinois.