Teaching and Mentoring Focus
At the University of Central Florida, Shana teaches cultural and medical anthropology. She is dedicated to mentoring undergraduate, graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.), and medical students in completing independent ethnographic and qualitative research in the United States and internationally. She works closely with students from multiple fields, including anthropology, medicine, biomedical sciences, history, and interdisciplinary studies, to design, conduct, and publish their research.
Anthropology of Drugs and Addiction Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
Culture, Disease, and Healing Ethnographic Research Methods
Science, Technology, and Culture Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology
Sex, Gender, and Culture Directed Independent Studies
Peoples of the World Thesis
Directed Independent Research
Honors Directed Reading I & II
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Global Health Internship - Haiti
In collaboration with the University of Central Florida's International Medical Outreach (IMO) student organization, Shana co-developed the undergraduate Global Health Internship in Mare Brignol, Haiti. Offered each Fall and Spring semester, this internship allows anthropology students to experience firsthand medical outreach and to learn about the effects of socioeconomic disparities on health and healthcare provision in this global south country. In addition to participating in health-related activities, interns use ethnographic methods to collect information and conduct an anthropological assessment in order to improve IMO's work in Haiti.