Authors

List of Chacruna Contributors:

Adam Andros Aronovich, M.A.

Adam Andros Aronovich, M.A.

Adam Andros Aronovich lives in the Peruvian Amazon, working as research coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute and the Temple of the Way of Light. In addition, he is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center in Catalunya, Spain, and has written for various publications around the world.
Adam Andros Aronovich, M.A.

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Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton

Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton

Dr. Timothy Brewerton is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, certified in general, child-adolescent, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is an author on 150+ publications, including two books.
Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton

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    Dr. Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.

    Dr. Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.

    Dr. Clancy Cavnar is a licensed psychologist and member of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP). She is the Manuscript Editor at Chacruna. She is also a visionary artist and you can see her beautiful art at www.clancycavnar.com
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    Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

    Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

    Dawn D. Davis is a mother, a wife to Dr. Cleve Davis, a micro-farmer and a Ph.D student at the University of Idaho. She exercises laughter and practices humor.
    Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

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    Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

    Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

    Alec Dawson has a PhD in History from SUNY-Stony Brook, and teaches at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of three books and numerous articles.
    Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

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    Gretel Echazú, Ph.D.

    Gretel Echazú, Ph.D.

    Gretel Echazú has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has researched gender, ethnicity and the nation in the context of ayahuasca tourism in the Peruvian Lowland Amazon. She currently works as a Post Doctorate Researcher at the Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Norte, RN/Brazil.
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    Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

    Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

    Ben Feinberg is a Professor of Anthropology at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. He is the author of “The Devil’s Book of Culture: History, Mushrooms, and Caves in Southern Mexico” (2003).
    Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

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    Amanda Feilding

    Amanda Feilding

    Amanda Feilding is the Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation. Through the Scientific Programme, Amanda orchestrates collaborations with leading scientists worldwide, investigating cannabis, psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, DMT and MDMA.
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    Jenna Fletcher, M.A.

    Jenna Fletcher, M.A.

    Jenna Fletcher is a psychotherapist in private practice in Ottawa, Canada. She has done research on ayahuasca-assisted therapy for eating disorders and comorbid mental health challenges.
    Jenna Fletcher, M.A.

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    Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D.

    Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D.

    Alex K. Gearin has a Ph.D in cultural anthropology. He has done ethnographic research on ayahuasca healing ceremonies in Australia. He is the Chief Editor at Chacruna.
    Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D.

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    Hayden Griffin, Ph.D.

    Hayden Griffin, Ph.D.

    Hayden Griffin is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has a PhD in criminology from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Richmond. He has more than 30 publications and is first author (along with Vanessa Woodward and John Sloan) of The Money and Politics of Criminal Justice Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2016.)
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    Graham St. John, Ph.D.

    Graham St. John, Ph.D.

    Graham St John, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a cultural anthropologist specialising in event-cultures and entheogens. He has authored/edited eight books including "Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT". www.edgecentral.net
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    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is the Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in Oakland California. His many books include "Personal Mythology and Working with Dreams" and "PTSD Nightmares: 14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors".
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    Bia Labate, Ph.D.

    Bia Labate, Ph.D.

    Bia Labate has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has published seventeen books about psychedelic plant medicines, shamanism, religion, ritual and drug policy. She is an Associate Editor at Chacruna.
    Bia Labate, Ph.D.

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    Armando Loizaga

    Armando Loizaga

    Armando Loizaga is president of the Nierika Institute in Mexico. His work focuses on advancing multidisciplinary clinical research protocols to evaluate therapeutic potential of psychedelic plants used in ritual contexts, preservation of indigenous psychedelic culture and drug policy reform.
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      Dr. Adèle Lafrance

      Dr. Adèle Lafrance

      Dr. Adele Lafrance is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University and Clinical Psychologist. She conducts research on the therapeutic value of psychedelics and supports clinicians in the provision of psychedelic-integration support.
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      Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

      Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

      Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD is clinical psychologist who has been investigating the therapeutic potential of the ritual use of psychedelic plants for twenty years. She is Director of Research and Psychotherapy at the Nierika Institute in Mexico.
      Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

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      Armando Loizaga

      Armando Loizaga

      Armando Loizaga is president of the Nierika Institute in Mexico. His work focuses on advancing multidisciplinary clinical research protocols to evaluate therapeutic potential of psychedelic plants used in ritual contexts, preservation of indigenous psychedelic culture and drug policy reform.
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        Dr. Gabor Maté

        Dr. Gabor Maté

        Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D., is a renowned speaker and bestselling author. His work focus on a range of topics including addiction, stress, childhood development, and the psychedelic medicine ayahuasca.
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        Dr. Claudio Naranjo

        Dr. Claudio Naranjo

        Dr. Claudio Naranjo is a Chilean psychiatrist who was part of the early Esalen Staff, created the International SAT program for personal transformation and has lately been mostly interested in changing Education as a response to the world problematique.
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        Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

        Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

        Jeremy Narby has a PhD in anthropology from Stanford University. He has published 3 books about ayahuasca, shamanism and ecological knowledge, including the book "Psychotropic Mind: The World According to Ayahuasca, Iboga, and Shamanism"
        Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

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        Diana Negrín, Ph.D.

        Diana Negrín, Ph.D.

        Diana Negrín is a geographer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Guadalajara. She currently serves on the board of the Wixárika Research Center, lectures at the University of San Francisco and is an associate scholar at the Center for the Investigation and Study in Social Anthropology (Mexico).
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        Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.

        Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.

        Amanda Reiman received her PhD from UC Berkeley and is the Community Manager for Flow Kana and the Secretary of the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association.
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        Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

        Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

        Bruno Rasmussen Chaves is a physician who has been researching and working with ibogaine in Brazil for more than 20 years. He is the former director of  the Global Ibogaine Therapists Alliance (GITA). He is also interested in MDMA and other psychedelics.
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        Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

        Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

        Isabel Santana de Rose has a Ph.D in anthropology. She is co-author of the book "Ayahuasca Religions: a bibliography & critical essays" (2009), and several research articles. She examines the emergence of contemporary shamanic networks in Brazil, and is a researcher at the Institute Brazil Plural (IBP).
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        Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D.

        Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D.

        Oscar Calavia-Sáez - born in La Rioja, Spain, 1959, living in Brazil from 1986 on- is a writer and anthropologist specialized in Amazonian indians and religion.
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        Dr. Scott Shannon

        Dr. Scott Shannon

        Dr. Scott Shannon, MD, is a leader and pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Psychiatry. He has authored four books and trains professionals worldwide.
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        Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D.

        Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D.

        Glenn Shepard Jr., is an ethnobotanist, medical anthropologist and film maker now working at the Goeldi Museum in Brazil. He has written on topics ranging from shamanism to human ecology to indigenous modernity. See his blog: ethnoground.blogspot.com
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        Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

        Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

        Dena Sharrock is a PhD candidate in Anthropology from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her ethnographic research was carried out at the Temple of the Way of Light, Iquitos, Peru.
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        Dr. Jordan Sloshower

        Dr. Jordan Sloshower

        Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, is a resident psychiatrist at Yale University and co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group. His research focuses on therapeutic applications of psilocybin and ayahuasca.
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        Dr. Joe Tafur

        Dr. Joe Tafur

        Dr. Joseph Tafur is a Colombian-American family physician. After post-doctoral research in psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Tafur trained in ayahuasca shamanism under Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual.
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        Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D.(c)

        Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D.(c)

        Christopher Timmermann obtained a BSc in Psychology in Santiago, Chile and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Bologna in Italy. He is currently completing a PhD in Imperial College London, leading a project focusing on the effects of DMT in the brain and human consciousness.
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        Robin Wright, Ph.D.

        Robin Wright, Ph.D.

        Robin Wright has researched and published widely on indigenous Amazonian shamanism for 30 years. His recent book is entitled "Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon". He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida.
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