Loyola University Maryland

Sociology Department

Dr. Barbara Vann

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Barbara H. Vann received her Ph.D.in sociology from the University of Arizona in 1987.

At Loyola, she has been involved in the creation of the Gender Studies minor, in diversity issues, in service-learning, and in the Alpha Program. Her teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability. Her most recent work is in two areas: the experience of identity in post-communist Czech society, and the impact of college coursework on incarcerated women. She is currently teaching sociology at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women, and directs Loyola's summer study abroad program in Prague (learn about applying to study abroad in Prague). At Loyola, she is co-moderator of SPECTRUM, Loyola's student GLBTA group; and is a member of OUTLoyola, the faculty/staff/administrator GLBTA organization.

Dr. Vann's Book


Dr. Vann's recent publications include Sociology in Everyday Life and articles on disability in the Czech Republic.


During 2013-2014, Dr. Vann completed a research sabbatical in Prague, Czech, where she held a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship at the Institute of Sociological Studies of Charles University.  She presented her work there.


Dr. Vann Biking

View Dr. Vann's C.V. (PDF).