Speaker - Candy Gunther Brown, PhD
Professor of Religious Studies
Candy Gunther Brown, PhD is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Brown is the author of Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? (University of North Carolina Press, 2019); The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America (Oxford University Press, 2013); Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (Harvard University Press, 2012); and The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004). She is co-editor (with Mark Silk) of The Future of Evangelicalism in America (Columbia University Press, 2016), and editor of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Professor Brown has served as an expert witness in four legal challenges to school meditation and yoga—testifying for both parents and school districts. Her research on mindfulness has been featured in The Washington Post, The Conversation, Religion Dispatches, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review; she has been interviewed by Tricycle Talks and Mindful Leader. You may contact Dr. Brown through her blog at Psychology Today; you can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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