Research

The Revival of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

My most recent project examines a movement of scientists who are trying to bring back medical research with psychedelic drugs. Based on archival data, fieldwork, and interviews, I find that today’s psychedelic researchers narrate cautionary tales about past controversies to resolve a series of lingering legitimacy crises from an earlier failed era of psychedelic therapy. By linking the study of social movements to the study of expert systems, I offer new insights into how social actors generate transformations in expertise.


Medical Education and Transgender Health

Drs. Laura Hirshfield, Kelly Underman and Danielle Giffort at the 2016 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association conference.


Girls’ Rock & Roll Camps

Fieldwork at girls’ rock camp.