I’m a writer, editor, and anthropologist. I’ve written about the history and culture of the home cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms for Wired, a book review of Entangled Life for the Los Angeles Review of Books, and about the history of the word “entheogen” for Double Blind. I was the lead editor and a contributor to an online series on the psychedelic revival for the Society for Cultural Anthropology.
I’ve also been an on-call researcher for the Exploratorium, a tea-monger at Blue Willow, a communications consultant/anthropologist-in-residence at MycoWorks, and a researcher at Dovetail Labs (*). Before graduate school, I worked as a program manager at the JCCSF.
I completed a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology (UC Santa Barbara) in 2018 and an MA in Cultural Studies (the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) in 2007. I was a fellow at the LA Review of Books Publishing Workshop in the summer of 2020.