Alberto Cantizani López
Alberto Cantizani López is a master student of Medical Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He developed his interest in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Anthropology during his undergraduate studies at the University of Freiburg with a dissertation on the ontological politics of the psychedelic renaissance. He is currently completing his master dissertation with an ethnographic study of the ongoing clinical trials of psilocybin for the treatment of depression. Under the supervision of Emilia Sanabria, he is looking at the clinical and research practices through which psychedelic plants and the field of psychiatry transform each other in the process of medicalization. More generally, his research interests include the anthropology of mental health and drug use, the politics of knowledge production and the decolonization of science.