Samantha Lee Treasure
I'm interested in the conditions that foster or alter states of consciousness (e.g. space travel, imprisonment, diet, ritual), and the effects this has 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).
For 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 a study comparing sleep paralysis in the UK and Russia.
I am currently studying for my MA in Medical Anthropology at SOAS University of London.