Nicolas Langlitz

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The New School for Social Research

Nicolas Langlitz was trained as a physician before conducting ethnographic and historical research on the revival of psychedelic research since the "Decade of the Brain" in two neuropsychopharmacology laboratories in Switzerland and California. He also published a book titled Die Zeit der Psychoanalyse (Suhrkamp, 2005) on the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s clinical practice of variable-length sessions. He has begun to work on a new project on the interdisciplinary exchange between life scientists and philosophers in the contexts of dream research and studies of cooperative behavior in primates. More generally, he is interested in the role of science in different forms of life and in how experiments and fieldwork have been and could be used to approach philosophical questions.