Lecturer Diana Negrín da Silva Named a Flourish Fellow for the Psychedelics in Society and Culture Program

May 15, 2024

Professor Diana Negrin da Silva

The UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry (CICI) have announced the first cohort of the Psychedelics in Society and Culture program—an initiative aimed at expanding psychedelic research and dialogue across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The program, in collaboration with Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center,  is a major scholarly inquiry into the cultural, historical, and societal implications of psychedelics. It is made possible thanks to generous support from Flourish Trust.

Flourish Scholars are distinguished graduates and undergraduates who focus on smaller-scale, in-depth research-forward projects centered on historical and cultural exploration. Lecturer Diana Negrín da Silva's initiative, “Psychedelic Cultures and  Extractivism in Sacred Territory,” seeks to document the impact of global entheogen commodification on sacred Indigenous lands caused by agro-industrial expansion and peyote tourism with a focus on the preservation of Indigenous rights and the defense of ancestral lands against extractive practices.

Read more about the Psychedelics in Society and Culture program here!