Annie Hesp

Annie Hesp

Annie Hesp

Advanced Instructor of Spanish


329 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061




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  • Camino de Santiago
  • Pilgrimages

Professional Activities

  • Hispanic Honor Society


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • M.A. Portland State University
  • B.A. Boise State University

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in International Initiatives Award 2013

    Fall Commencement Speaker 2012

    Panhellenic Organization Outstanding Faculty Member 2012

    Selected Publications

    Edited Books

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


    “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.

    Additional Information

    Annie Hesp is Instructor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign 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.