Patricia Kubala


My research interests include the anthropology of religion, psychological anthropology and transcultural psychiatry, and the anthropology of the senses.In fieldwork-based projects in Cairo, Egypt and the San Francisco Bay Area, I study the ways that traditions are taught and transmitted in contexts marked by colonial violence and illegibility within the existing political, legal, and metaphysical frameworks of the modern state. My dissertation, entitled The Medicine World: Psychedelics and the Labor of the Otherwise, explores the revival of interest in psychedelics in contemporary American society.

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