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Annie Hesp

Annie Hesp, Collegiate Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Annie Hesp, Collegiate Assistant Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
329 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5361 |

Annie Hesp is a collegiate assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. She regularly teaches courses on Spanish culture and literature from the Middle Ages to the present; Introduction to Spanish Literature; and the Camino de Santiago. During the summer she directs the VT Camino de Santiago Study Abroad Program, leading students on a 300km pilgrimage. She’s recently an edited collection of essays for a book titled The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views. Currently, she’s working on a monograph of first-person Camino narratives.  Learn more about Camino de Santiago on her website.

  • Camino de Santiago
  • Pilgrimages
  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MA, Portland State University
  • BA, Boise State University
  • Hispanic Honor Society
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in International Initiatives Award 2013
  • Fall Commencement Speaker 2012
  • Panhellenic Organization Outstanding Faculty Member 2012


The Camino de Santiago in the twenty-first Century: Interdiscipliary Perspectives and Global Views, Routledge, co-editor.

Journal Articles

“Creating Community: Diary Writing in First-Person Narratives from the Camino de Santiago”  in Studies in Travel Writing.

“Following the Yellow Arrow: Younger Pilgrims on the Camino” Review in Studies in Travel Writing.