Bia Labate

Brazilian anthropologist living in Mexico. Researches psychoactive substances. Associate Editor at Chacruna ( Published 17 books.

Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of psychoactive substances, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is Visiting Professor at the Center for Research and Post Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is also co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP), editor of NEIP’s website ( and Associate Editor at Chacruna (, a venue for publication of high-quality academic short texts on psychedelic plant medicines. She is is author, co-author, and co-editor of seventeen books, one special-edition journal, and several peer-reviewed articles. For more information, see: