Bia Labate, Adjunct Faculty in the MA and PhD in East-West Psychology at CIIS Bia Labate

Adjunct Faculty
East-West Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD in Social Anthropology, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist based in San Francisco. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines (, She is Public Education and Culture Specialist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and Adjunct Faculty at the East West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She is also founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil. She is author, coauthor, and co-editor of twenty-one books, two special-edition journals, and several peer-reviewed articles.

Teaching and Research Interests: plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, religion, social justice

Recent Publications: 

Labate, B. C., Rodrigues, T. (Eds.). (2018). Política de Drogas no Brasil: Conflitos e alternativas (Drug Policy in Brazil: Conflicts and Alternatives). Mercado de Letras, NEIP.

Labate, B. C., & Policarpo, F. (Eds.). (2018). Drogas: Perspectivas em ciências humanas (Drugs: Perspectives in Social Sciences). Terceiro Nome, Gramma, NEIP.

Labate, B. C. & Cavnar, C. (Eds.).(2018). Plant medicines, healing and psychedelic science: Cultural perspectives. Springer.

Labate, B. C. & Goulart, S. L. (Eds.). (2019). O Uso de plantas psicoativas nas Américas (The Use of Psychoactive Plants in the Americas). Gramma, NEIP.

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