Isabel de Rose
Isabel Santana de Rose is a Brazilian anthropologist and a researcher in the field of ayahuasca religions for over twenty years. She has a degree in social sciences from the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and a master's degree in anthropology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Her doctoral thesis, defended in 2010 at UFSC, focuses on the formation of contemporary shamanic networks in Brazil. She held post-doctoral positions at PPGAS/UFSC/INCT Brasil Plural (2010-2012), PPGAN/UFMG (2014-2016) and PPGCOM/UFMG (2017). During 2013 she was a visiting professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and between 2015 and 2018 she worked with the Transversal Training Program in Traditional Knowledge at UFMG. Between 2018 and 2020 she was a Visiting Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Anthropology at the Federal University of Alagoas (PPGAS/UFAL) and is currently a member of the Healing Encounters project. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and the co-author of the book Ayahuasca religions: a bibliography & critical essays (MAPS, 2009), also published in Portuguese (Religiões ayahuascairas: um balanço bibliográfico, 2008). Her main areas of interest include anthropology of health, anthropology of religion, shamanism and contemporary shamanic networks, and traditional knowledge and practices. Within Healing Encounters, she aims to contribute to promoting dialogues between traditional knowledge, anthropological perspectives and biomedical investigations involving ayahuasca and health.