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Shana Harris

Assistant Professor University of Central FloridaDepartment of Anthropology
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Biographical Info

Shana Harris is a cultural and medical anthropologist who specializes in drug use, addiction, and health politics and practice in Latin America and the United States.  She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco in 2012.  She was a National Institutes of Health funded-Postdoctoral Fellow in the Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research Program at the National Development and Research Institutes in New York City from 2013 to 2015.  Her dissertation and postdoctoral research ethnographically examined drug use and the politics of intervention related to harm reduction in Argentina.  Her new project examines medical travel and psychedelic-based drug treatment in Mexico.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group.  Email:

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