Neşe Devenot, PhD

Panel: Mainstreaming Psychedelics

Neşe Devenot, PhD is the Medicine, Society & Culture Editor at Psymposia and previously held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her research explores the function of metaphor and other literary devices in verbal accounts of psychedelic experiences. She was awarded "Best Humanities Publication in Psychedelic Studies" from Breaking Convention in 2016 and received the Article Prize for best publication in Romanticism Studies from European Romantic Review in 2020. She was a 2015-16 Research Fellow at the New York Public Library's Timothy Leary Papers and a Research Fellow with the New York University Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study, where she participated in the first qualitative study of patient experiences. She was a founding member of the MAPS Graduate Student Association, which she moderated during 2011-13, and has presented on psychedelics at conferences in the United States, Mexico, Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, and Australia.