About Janja Lalich
A world-renowned expert in cultic studies. Professor Emerita of Sociology at California State University, Chico. Author and coauthor of critically acclaimed books on cults. Avid contributor to the field of cultic studies through her research, presentations, and articles. If you are looking for help, please navigate to our help section and become familiar with Cult 101. These resources will aid you in recognizing if you or someone you know may be getting involved with a cult. For professional, individual, or family consultations, contact Dr. Lalich by using the Contact Page. For more information regarding Dr. Lalich's background, visit the About Dr. Lalich Page.
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