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Dr. Grant Gearhart

Associate Professor of Spanish

Gamble Hall 205

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Hispanic Literature: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Spanish, Sewanee: The University of the South
B.A., Economics, Sewanee: The University of the South

Teaching Interests
Spanish for the Professions
Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature and culture
History and Culture of Spain
History of the Spanish Language
Online and blended language education

About Dr. Gearhart

Grant Gearhart is Associate Professor of Spanish at the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Coordinator of Experiential Learning for the Department of World Languages and Cultures. His scholarship focuses on medieval and early modern culture, and he specializes in chivalry, sport, warfare, and masculinity. Additionally, he presents and publishes on various topics related to language pedagogy. His work has appeared in journals such as La corónica, Romance Notes, Letras Hispanas, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Language Educator, and Hispanic Journal. He teaches courses related to language pedagogy, Spanish for the Professions, and courses about medieval and renaissance Spain.

Dr. Gearhart is also the founder and host of the World Languages Collaborative Podcast:

Select Publications

Edited Volume


“¡Mirad cuán bueno y cuán delicioso es habitar los hermanos juntos en armonía!”: Essays in Honor of Professor Eric W. Naylor. Co-edited with Joseph Snow. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta.

Refereed Articles & Book Chapters


“Minds, Bodies and Identities.” A Cultural History of Sport in the Medieval Age (600-1450), edited by Noel Fallows, New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 189-211.

“Wrestling in Alfonso Martínez de Toledo’s Arçipreste de Talavera and Pietro Monte’s Libro del exercicio de las armas.” La corónica, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 73-102.

“Is Mindset Destiny? Empowering Students from Day One through a Growth Mindset.” The Language Educator, Fall 2021, pp. 26-29.


“The (D)evolution of Chivalry across European Cultures: A Collaboration Between Spanish and English Medievalists.” Co-written with Dr. Carol Jamison, ADE Bulletin vol. 156/ADFL Bulletin, vol. 45, no.1: Globalization and Literary Studies, pp. 161-170.


“Supplanting the Sword: the Crossbow’s Role in Constructing Masculinity in Díaz de Games El Victorial.” Romance Notes, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 381-390.

“Chivalric Chronicles, Battles, and Alternative Heroic Models in Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.” Letras Hispanas, vol. 14, pp. 56-70.

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Last updated: 8/4/2023