Dr. Bia Labate earned her PhD in Anthropology from Campinas University. Her main areas of interest are the study of psychoactive substances, drug policies, shamanism, ritual and religion. She is author, co-author and co-editor of seventeen books, one journal special edition and several peer-reviewed articles. Subscribe to this site’s companion newsletter, which covers the author’s writings, the universe of ayahuasca and psychoactive substances in general, legislation on drugs, important conferences and activities in the field. Postings are in English or Portuguese and typically appear once a month.