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Shell, Cheryl

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Cheryl Shell earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Davis, specializing in Renaissance literature. Her dissertation focused on Shakespeare’s working class characters and their strategies of resistance to those in power, a subject that required research into the history of early modern England and the socio-political struggles of Western society. Shell grew up in Connecticut and attended Southern Connecticut State University, graduating with a baccalaureate in Sociology.  She then joined the U.S. Army, serving six years as a mental health paraprofessional. After active duty, Shell continued her education at Wichita State University, earning a Master’s in English.  A University of California Regents’ Fellowship award brought her to U.C. Davis. Shell taught English for 12 years, as a graduate student and as faculty at National University (California) and the University of Maine, Augusta. Her interests include African-American history, military history, multicultural literature, sports writing, music, and genealogy.
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