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Jelena M Brezjanovic-Shogren


Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology


May 2019    PhD Degree in Anthropology   Gainesville, FL      University of Florida

Focus: Cultural Anthropology 

May 2011   Masters Degree in Anthropology   Wichita State University   Wichita, KS

Focus: Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology

Thesis: Analysis of Code-Switching and Code-Mixing among bilingual children: Evidence from two case studies of Serbian - English speakers

May 2002   Bachelors Degree in International Business   Wichita State University   Wichita, KS

Focus: Management; Economics; Marketing

July 1999   Associate Degree in Business Administration   Butler Community College   Wichita, KS

Focus: Business Management 

May 1997   Philological (Linguistic H.S.)   Belgrade, Serbia

Major: Classical Languages (Latin and Greek)                                                                          


University of Florida       Co-Principal Investigator (2019 - present)  

  • The Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER Program
University of Florida                           TA/TO/RA (2014 - 2019) 
  • Teaching Assistant and Teaching Associate - Race and Racism (2015 - 2017)
  • Teaching Assistant - Human Sexuality and Culture (2016)
  • Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (2017)
  • Research Assistant - NSF Grant Writing (2014); International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) Congress - BelĂ©m, Brazil (2018)
University of North Florida   Adjunct Faculty (2015 - present)
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Word (2015 - 2016; 2018- present)
  • Linguistic Anthropology (2018- present)
Wichita State University Lecturer (2009- 2013)  
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Internet, Graffiti and Video Games: Identity
  • Tele-course - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


2015 - Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) and Amazon Dams Network (ADN) at University of Florida

2001 - "Cultural Ambassador" Award, presented by Wichita State University International Department 

Publications & Presentations

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College - Women's Personal Health Class - Video Presentation Topic: "Women in the workplace"

Contact Information

(904) 620-2850