UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty: Joanna Mishtal Profile

What is your current job title and responsibilities?

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, College of Sciences.  Much of my work is research related, i.e., conducting anthropological fieldwork in Europe, writing articles and revising my book based on past research, as well as preparing grant proposals.  An important and enjoyable part of my work is teaching and mentoring students, both undergraduate and graduate.

What is your history at UCF? (past job titles, responsibilities)

I accepted a tenure-track position at UCF in 2008. From the start, I was hired to replace Dr. Allyn Stearman, who was retiring, and therefore teach applied anthropology, both the undergraduate course and the graduate seminar.  I also teach cultural medical anthropology.  Teaching these areas of anthropology is particularly rewording because my students conduct service-learning in our local communities as part of these classes.

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UCF Colleges & Campus News: Founders’ Day – Faculty Honored for Excellence

Faculty members from each college were recognized during UCF’s annual Founders’ Day ceremony.

University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Joanna Z. Mishtal, College of Sciences. Mishtal is an assistant professor of anthropology who joined UCF in 2008 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship in medical anthropology and public health at Columbia University. She specializes in cultural medical anthropology, and her research focuses on gender and reproductive rights in the European Union, Poland and Ireland.

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