Alan Levinovitz

Alan Levinovitz | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Alan Levinovitz | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Exposing And Discrediting The Myths Of 'Good' And 'Natural' Products And Food
Charlottesville
Gain a unique perspective on the concept of "natural" and its impact on culture with Dr. Alan Levinovitz, speaker, Associate Professor of Religion.
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Alan Levinovitz | Speaker Biography

Associate Professor of Religion specializing in myths, food, and technology.
Author of "The Gluten Lie," debunking common food myths.
Critic of equating "natural" with "good" in health and policy.

Dr. Alan Levinovitz is an Associate Professor of Religion at James Madison University. He is known for his expertise in religion, philosophy, and science, with a particular focus on classical Chinese thought. He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford and PhD from the University of Chicago. 

Dr. Levinovitz's research explores how myths and rituals influence individuals' views on food, medicine, and technology, leading to phenomena such as vaccine avoidance and extreme fad diets. In 2015, Dr. Levinovitz published his book, The Gluten Lie, which debunks the myths perpetuated by celebrity doctors and nutritionists, addressing common food fears. His upcoming book, Natural (April 2020), examines the harmful consequences of equating "natural" with "good," shedding light on how this belief perpetuates misinformation about health choices, as well as justifications for sexism, racism, and flawed economic policies. 

Dr. Levinovitz's work has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in publications such as Wired, The Washington Post, the Atlantic, Aeon, and Slate. He has been quoted in The New Yorker. He is frequently sought after for interviews and featured in articles and television shows, where he discusses the relationship between naturalness and various topics. With his extensive knowledge, Dr. Levinovitz appeals to a diverse audience interested in gaining a unique perspective on issues such as farming, "fake" meat, GMOs, nuclear energy, public sentiment about economic policy, sports, and any aspect of culture where the concept of "natural" is invoked.

Why Should You Book Alan Levinovitz?

Alan offers a unique blend of insights from religion, philosophy, and science. He challenges common myths and encourages critical thinking about everyday beliefs. His expertise in debunking popular misconceptions, especially around the notion of "natural" versus "good," can inspire your team to make more informed decisions in personal and professional contexts.

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