Lígia Duque Platero He is a doctorate in anthropology from the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology (PPGSA) of the UFRJ. Currently, he is conducting doctoral research in the area of urban Ethnology, on the different dimensions of the alliance between an urban church of Santo Daime and the Yawanawá indigenous people (Pano). She has a degree in history from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a master's degree in Latin American studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His master's thesis is titled Indigenous Policies and Hegemony in Brazil and Mexico: Indigenous Education Programs in the 1940/1970 Period. His areas of interest are: relations between indigenous peoples and national societies in contemporary times, Santo Daime, ayahuasca, alliances, psychoactive plants, indigenous education policies and indigenous education. It is part of the Nucleus of Interdisciplinary Studies on Psychoactive-NEIP (http://neip.info/).