Cheryl Strimple

Cheryl Strimple

Academic Teacher

A Few Words About Me:

“There is no such thing as identity, only operational acts of identification.” – Jean-Francois Bayart

Cheryl Strimple is a PhD candidate in Biblical Studies, specializing in Hebrew Bible, at Southern Methodist University. She lives in Texas with her two dogs, Posey, a Staffordshire Terrier mix, and Thumper, her Deaf Australian Shepherd.


Cheryl holds an M.T.S. degree from Brite Divinity School. She practices rhetorical-narrative criticism and works in the areas of Hebrew Bible and Disability Studies.

Professional Experience:

Cheryl is the principal author of the essay “ ‘And His Skin Returned to The Skin of A Little Boy’: De-masculinization, Disability, and The ‘Healing’ of Naaman,” and has published an article in the area of disability pedagogy, “Disability Studies as a Liberative Hermeneutic: Implications for the Classroom.” She is completing dissertation research that brings the perspective of critical disability theory to a literary