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Cheryl Cash

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Cheryl Cash

Senior Lecturer, Departments of Comparative Studies and Religious Studies


Founders Hall 2043
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Critical Theory

Cheryl Cash is a first gen college graduate who grew up in the Midwest and earned undergraduate degrees from Indiana University at the Northwest regional campus in Gary, Indiana (Graphic Design/Photography and Sociology), then went on to post-graduate studies at Valparaiso University (Human Behavior and Society) and was a Presidential Scholar at Bowling Green State (Cultural Studies: Gender, Ethnicity, and Identity). She has held a number of leadership and committee positions throughout her university career, has received a number of scholarships, fellowships and grants, and was selected to be a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago for a year while completing a six-month fellowship there. Cheryl has designed and taught classes at IVY Tech Community Colleges, Indiana University Northwest, the University of Chicago, Bowling Green State University, COTC, and has been teaching at Ohio State University – Newark for the last 8 years.

The focus of her work is on the intersections of the arts & humanities, culture, and society, particularly in the realm of literature, film, and other visual media. She has a keen interest on the impact of these on science and technology, which stems from a lifelong love of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Her classes are interdisciplinary and incorporate many forms of popular media and literature alongside theoretical constructs and other scholarly works and critiques. She lives in Newark and is a “professional” cat-herder who tries to catch up on current sci-fi/fantasy books, film, and shows and plays genre-specific adventure games/MMO’s in her “spare time”.

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