Samantha Lee Treasure
I'm interested in the conditions which foster certain states of consciousness (e.g. space travel, imprisonment, diet, ritual), and the effects that these states have on decisions, relationships and self-other boundaries. I am also interested in how these experiences are diagnosed and interpreted (i.e. by psychiatrists or spiritual authorities).
In my BSc thesis, I explored figures encountered in out-of-body experiences in comparison with lucid dream figures, and have delivered talks on these states in Japan and the UK. Current work includes collaborating with a psychiatrist comparing sleep paralysis in UK and Russian populations.
I am currently studying for my MA in Medical Anthropology at SOAS University of London.