Ana María is an anthropologist and epistemologist specialized in the study of shamanic and visionary art -mainly from Pre-Hispanic America-, and the evolution of consciousness, on new paradigms and holistic thought, its correlation with indigenous worldviews, shamanism, the ritual use of psychoactive plants and archetypal symbolism.
Researcher of the CONICET [National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina]. Lecturer in the Masters Programmes on Cultural Diversity at the UNTREF (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero), and on System Thinking at the UNR (Universidad Nacional de Rosario), Argentina.
She has taught and led workshops in different private and official institutions: Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Universidad del Salvador, Universidad de Palermo (all in Argentina). Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University (UK), Invited Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS, USA), and Guest Speaker at Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Universidad de Manizales y Nacional de Bogotá (Colombia).
She has published many scientific, academic and journalistic articles. She is the author of “Del Reloj a la Flor de Loto. Crisis Contemporánea y cambio de paradigmas” [From the Clock to the Lotus Blossom. Contemporary Crisis and Paradigm Shift] (Editorial Del Nuevo Extremo 2011, 2013, Buenos Aires); and ”Wounded West. The Healing Potential of Shamanism in Contemporary World” in ReVision, Journal of Consciousness and Transformation. Vol 32 (2&3): 6-23. Coauthor of “El lenguaje de los dioses. Arte, chamanismo y cosmovisión indígena en Sudamérica [The Language of Gods. Art, Shamanism and Indigenous Worldview in South America] (Editorial Biblos 2004, 2011, Buenos Aires).
She is Member of APE (Association des psychoanalystes européens) and of the organization Natura & Psique (Italy). Nowadays, she gives lessons, lectures and seminars, coordinates study groups on new paradigms and transdisciplinary thought, and facilitates workshops through the complementation of shamanic techniques and symbolic languages.
She is part of the Academic Consulting Council and she is also a consultant for institutional contents of NetSpiritTV, a project of the Awaken Foundation.