Neşe Devenot, PhD

Models for Social Change From The Forgotten Women
Of Psychedelic Science

Nese Devenot is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in
Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound, where she teaches
classes on psychedelics and literature and is also working on her book
project, “Chemical Poetics: The Literary History of Psychedelic
Science.” In 2016 she was awarded “Best Humanities Publication in
Psychedelic Studies” from Breaking Convention in the United Kingdom as
part of their First Annual Psychedelic Research Awards. As a 2016
Cosmic Sister Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance grant recipient,
she is working on a journalistic account of a fully-funded trip to
ayahuasca retreat centers in the Peruvian Amazon. She was a 2015-16
Research Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Timothy Leary Papers
and also a Research Fellow with the New York University Psilocybin
Cancer Anxiety Study, where she participated in the first qualitative
study of patient experiences. She has presented on psychedelics at
numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, England, Australia,
and the Netherlands.

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