Joshua Falcon is a PhD student of anthropology in the department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. While his range of interests are broad, they are often philosophically oriented and primarily focused on critically exploring cross-cultural understandings of human-nature relationships. His research centers on alternate states of consciousness, psychedelics, and the effects of drugs on cognition and perception. Currently, Josh’s work focuses on the ethics of drug use, including both religious freedom and cognitive liberty, as well as the relationship between psychedelic experiences and lasting changes in personality, behavior, and values. Josh is currently a board member of the Program in the Study of Spirituality at Florida International University and he is also the director of the Psychedelic Research Group.