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Cheryl Vann

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Honors

Phone: 202-994-6180
Email: cheryllbvann@gmail.com

Professor Vann studied and worked in Europe and Asia before earning advanced degrees and becoming an academic. She was a nominee for CASE Professor of the Year for the District of Columbia in both 2007 and 2008, attended a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer institute at Oxford University in 2008, and participated in a East-West Center field study in China, summer 2009.

Honors Courses:

HONR 015 & 016: Origins of Human Thought
HONR 053 & 054: Arts & World Cultures

Research:

Dr. Vann's interests and research range from issues of women and religion in the Middle Ages to the literature of Al-Andalus, a comparative study of epic warriors, medieval to modern travelers and pilgrims, and sacred space/sacred place, with a specific focus on the built environment.     

Education:

Ph.D. 2003, Literature, The George Washington University
M.A. 1997, English, University of Nebraska
M.A. 1994, Medieval Literature, Middlebury College
BA, 1974, Russian Studies, George Washington University

Publications:

(2005). "Richard Southern, the Kempe Priest, and the Reed Spear". Medieval   Perspectives, Volume 20.