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Dobkin de Rios, Marlene

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: April 12, 1939 - November 2012

Biographical Information

Marlene Dobkin de Rios was born on April 12, 1939 in New York to Bernard and Anne Dobkin. Dobkin de Rios received her BA in Psychology from Queens College in 1959, her MA in Anthropology from New York University in 1963, and her PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 1972. She is a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Royal Anthropological Institute and served as president for the Ethnopharmacology Society (1979-1981) and the Southwestern Anthropological Association (1979-1980). She taught cultural anthropology at California State University-Fullerton (1969-2000), where she is now Professor Emerita of Anthropology. Dobkin de Rios is a medical anthropologist and psychotherapist who works as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California-Irvine. She also works as a transcultural specialist helping those from other cultures and has developed a technique called “Visualization Strategies for Success,” which is used to help individuals improve their professional testtaking abilities. Dobkin de Rios’ anthropological fieldwork is extensive, as she has conducted research on ayahuasca in Peru and Brazil, which resulted in several publications. Dobkin de Rios’ impressive and diverse accomplishments range from her work as a cultural anthropologist, medical anthropologist, and psychotherapist. Among her most recent publications are Brief Psychotherapy with the Latino Immigrant Client (2000), LSD Spirituality and the Creative Process with Oscar Janiger (2003), “Anthropologist as Fortuneteller” in Skeptic Magazine (2006), A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy (2008), and The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros and Ethnobotanists (2011). She passed away in November of 2012.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. An Anthropological Theory of Drug-Induced Hallucinations. (typed manuscript), 1973

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 35
Scope and Contents To be published in Proceedings, 9th International Congress of Anthro. And Ethno. Sciences, Chicago. Handwritten note on front page.
Dates: 1973

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene and Mercedes Cardenas. "Plant Hallucinogens, Shaminism and Nazca Ceramics." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2, 1980

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSP 56, File 13, Item 4
Scope and Contents Reprint. Brief note on front cover; brief marginalia in reference section.
Dates: 1980

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. Cultura Persona in Drug-Induced Altered States of Consciousness. (typed manuscript), 1973

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 34
Scope and Contents To be published in Proceedings, Southern Anthopol. Assoc. Meeting. Handwritten note on front page.
Dates: 1973

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. Man, Culture and Hallucinogen: An Overview. (typed manuscript), undated

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 33
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: undated

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "Plant Hallucinogens and the Religion of the Mochica - an Ancient Peruvian People," Economic Botany. Vol. 31, No. 2 (reprint), April - June 1977

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 38
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: April - June 1977

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "Plant Hallucinogens, Out-of-Body Experiences and New World Monumental Earthworks" in Drugs, Rituals and Altered States of Consciousness, Brian M. Du Toit ed. Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema (reprint), 1977

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 39
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: 1977

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "Socio-Economic Characteristics of an Amazon Urban Healer’s Clientele." Social Science and Medicine 15B, 1981

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSP 56, File 13, Item 3
Scope and Contents Photocopy. Source includes appendix with questionnaire.
Dates: 1981

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "Some Relationships between Music and Hallucinogenic Ritual: The Jungle Gym in Consciousness," ETHOS. Vol. 3, No. 1 (reprint), Spring 1975

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 37
Scope and Contents Underlining and marginalia throughout. Handwritten note on back page.
Dates: Spring 1975

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "The Influence of Psychotropic Flora and Fauna on Maya Religion," Current Anthropology. Vol. 15, No. 2 (reprint), June 1974

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 36
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: June 1974

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "The Wilderness of Mind: Sacred Plants in Cross-Cultural Perspective," Sage Research Papers in the Social Sciences. Vol. 5 (original first printing), 1976

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 32
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: 1976

Dobkin, Marlene. "Folk Curing with a Psychedelic Cactus in the North Coast of Peru," The International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Vol. 15, No. 1 (reprint), 1968

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 4, Item 31
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: 1968

Dobkin, Marlene. "Trichocereus pachanoi—A Mescaline Cactus Used in Folk Healing in Peru.", 1967

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: MSP 56, File 15, Item 6
Scope and Contents Photocopy. Journal title, volume information missing. This article is available electronically in the database JSTOR.
Dates: 1967

Grob, Charles and Marlene Dobkin de Rios. "Adolescent Drug Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective." The Journal of Drug Issues 22, no. 1, 1992

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: MSP 56, File 14, Item 3
Scope and Contents Reprint. This article is available electronically in Academic Search Premier.
Dates: 1992

Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 72
Abstract The Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers documents De Rios' anthropological research on hallucinogens and contains correspondence, biographical clippings, papers, conference materials, and article reprint request cards.
Dates: 1967 - 2008

Ralph Metzner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 56
Abstract This collection contains articles and publications collected by Ralph Metzner that explore different aspects of the progression of psychoactive substance research, including scientific research, politics, and religion.
Dates: 1958 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990