Neşe Devenot

Neşe Devenot is currently Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound. She received her PhD in 2015 from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied psychedelic philosophy, the literary history of chemical self-experimentation (“trip reports”), and radical poetics. She taught the class “Drug Wars: The Influence of Psychoactive Rhetoric” as a 2014-15 Critical Speaking Fellow at Penn, where she previously taught “Higher Dimensions in Literature” and “Poetic Vision and the Psychedelic Experience.” She was also a 2014-15 Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellow with the Penn Humanities Forum, where she worked on the project “‘Innumerable Fine Shades’: Psychedelics and Synesthesia in the Literary Self-Experiments of Aldous Huxley.” She's a founder of the Psychedemia interdisciplinary psychedelics conference, and the former editor of “This Week in Psychedelics,” a Reality Sandwich column that reported on psychedelic news in the media between 2011 and 2013. She's presented on psychedelics at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. She's received her bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where she double majored in Philosophy and Literature.