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Cheryl Vann

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Honors

Phone: 202-994-6180

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


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.     


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


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