Chiara Giovanni

Chiara Giovanni is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Her doctoral project is an interdisciplinary essay collection about the effects of social upheaval, such as through the #MeToo movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, on our bodies, desires, and intimacies. She works with literary analysis, ethnography, visual and virtual culture, and phenomenology. 

She received previous training from the University of Oxford, writes a cultural criticism newsletter, and can be reached at or @carambalache on Twitter or Instagram. As of the year 2021-2022, she is a VPGE DARE Fellow, a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, a Public Writing Fellow at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and a Graduate Scholar in Residence at El Centro Chicano y Latino; in 2020-2021, she was a Graduate Public Service Fellow at the Haas Center. She is always happy to talk about and share materials for any of these fellowship opportunities, especially with other first-generation women of color scholars.