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Kevin Feeney, PhD, JD

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Kevin Feeney, PhD, JD, is a cultural anthropologist and lawyer currently working as a Program Director and Instructor in Interdisciplinary Studies – Social Sciences at Central Washington University.

His primary research interests include examining legal and regulatory issues surrounding the religious and cultural use of psychoactive substances, with an emphasis on peyote and ayahuasca, and exploring modern and traditional uses of Amanita muscaria, with a specific focus on medicinal use and preparation practices.

He has recently published an edited volume on Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, and Exploration) and has also been published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Human Organization, and Curare, among other books and journals (Research articles and other writings can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kevin_Feeney).