Laura Hohman is a doctoral candidate through the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is writing her dissertation on early medieval sermons and religious culture while she lives here in Nashville with her husband, a post-doctoral researcher in genetics at Vanderbilt University, and their rescue greyhound.
Laura has specialized in Ancient, Late Antique, and Medieval history and teaches our Great Books course on Classical Civilizations as well as a First Year Seminar on Ways of Knowing. She has spent time in Europe, most recently in the fall of 2011 doing manuscript work in Paris under a research grant through the Council for European Studies. She has published an article and has presented her research at a number of conferences.
Laura has a passion for teaching history through primary sources and emphasizes collaborative learning and interdisciplinary connections in order to encourage complex thinking skills as well as to inspire an appreciation for history in her students.