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THE CIRCLE

Conducted in collaboration with Heith Copes, Ph.D, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Criminology, The Circle is a longitudinal photo-ethnographic project to study behaviors and beliefs related to sacramental and ceremonial use of psychedelics (peyote and psilocybin mushrooms) by members of a Native American church in rural Alabama.  

PUBLICATIONS:
  • with Heith Copes, “Peyote as Earth Medicine: Examining how Symbolic Meanings Shape Experiences with Psychedelics,” British Journal of Criminology. (forthcoming)
  • with Heith Copes, “Using Photographs to Engage with Participants: A Practical Guide for Photo-Elicitation Interviews to Study Crime and Deviance.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 2022. DOI: 10.1080/10511253.2022.2027483 


THE CHURCH 





THE LAND










PREPARING THE SACRAMENT








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