Felix Uhl, B.A.
Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main
Felix Uhl is studying Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He focuses on the intersection of religion, the alteration of consciousness, rituals, and sociocultural orders. Thus, in 2018, he did fieldwork on the values of the Brazilian Ayahuasca church Santo Daime in the Netherlands and how they relate to the core values of public health and religious freedom. He is currently preparing a participant observation with the Huni Kuin people in western Brazil. Using the notion of Ayahuasca as a resource, he wants to combine a perspective on psychoactive substances both as chemicals working in the bodies and minds of individual subjects and as cultural artifacts being tied to broader social processes.