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, nursing, biomedical sciences, and Latin American Studies to design, conduct, and publish their research.
Anthropology of Drugs and Addiction Anthropology of the Body
Anthropology of the Body 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
General Anthropology Doctoral Research
Directed Independent Research
Honors Directed Reading
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Global Health Internship - Haiti and Peru
In collaboration with the University of Central Florida's Department of Anthropology and the International Medical Outreach (IMO) student organization, Shana co-developed the undergraduate Global Health Internship in Mare Brignol, Haiti, and Callao, Peru. 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 the global south. In addition to participating in health-related activities, interns use ethnographic methods to collect information and conduct an anthropological assessment to improve IMO's work in these communities.