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Dr. Michael Winkelman

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School of Human Evolution and Social Change - Retired
Arizona State University

Tel: (623) 239-1662

Personal Interests
Dr. Winkelman's teaching and research interests focus on shamanism and
psychedelic medicine, applied medical anthropology, and cross-cultural
relations. His research on shamanism includes cross-cultural studies,
investigations into the origins of shamanism, and contemporary applications of shamanic healing in substance abuse rehabilitation. He has pioneered perspectives on shamanism as humanity's original neurotheology and studies on the biological bases of religion.

Winkelman teaches classes on "Ethnic Relations in the U.S.",
"Culture and Health" and "Holistic Healing". He has written textbooks
on American Ethnic History and Cultural Awareness, Sensitivity
and Competence
. He has published Shamans, Priests and Witches:
A Cross-cultural Study of Magico-Religious Practitioners and
Shamanism: The Neural Ecology of Consciousness and Healing.
He also has published edited books on shamanism, altered states of
consciousness, divination, healing and psychedelic medicine.

Personal Data
Dr. Michael Winkelman received his B.A. from Rice University (1976), a
Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine (1985), and a Masters in
Public Health in Community Health Practice from the University of Arizona (2002). He served as the Head of Sociocultural Anthropology and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Human Evolution and
Social Change at Arizona State University. He also teaches in the
Human Health Program on the ASU Polytechnic Campus. Dr. Winkelman is past-president of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness
and the founding president of the Anthropology of Religion Section of
the American Anthropological Association. He currently serves on the
AAA Committee for Minority Affairs in Anthropology.

Publications Include

Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments. Michael Winkelman and Thomas Roberts, eds. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood/Praeger. 2007

American Ethnic History. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendal Hunt Publishing. 2006.

Culture and Health Applying Medical Anthropology.
Boston: McGraw Hill Custom Publications. 2005.

Pilgrimages and Healing. Jill Dubisch and Michael Winkelman, eds. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2005.

Cultural Awareness, Sensitivity and Competence. Eddie Bowers, Peosta Iowa. 2005.

Divination and Healing: Potent Vision. Michael Winkelman and Philip Peek, eds. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2004

Shamanism: The Neural Ecology of Consciousness and Healing. Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey, 2000.

Ethnic Sensitivity in Social Work. Dubuque, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Publishing, 1999.

Sacred Plants, Consciousness and Healing Yearbook of Cross-cultural Medicine and Psychotherapy. Michael Winkelman and Walter Andritzky, eds. Berlin: Verlag. 1996.

Shamans, Priests and Witches: A Cross-Cultural Study of Magico-Religious Practitioners. (Anthropological Research Papers, No. 44.) Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona State University, 1992.

Classes Currently Teaching

ASB102 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (Online)
ASB202 Ethnic Relations in the U.S. (Online)
ASB294 Medical Anthropology
(Human Disease and Society Learning Community)
(Medicine, Culture and Health Learning Community)
ASB462 Culture and Health (Online)
HCR230 Culture and Health (Nursing)
HHS100 Introduction to Holistic Healing (Polytechnic)
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