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Chiara Giovanni



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Chiara Giovanni

Chiara Giovanni is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Her doctoral project is an interdisciplinary essay collection that theorizes how desire, intimacy, and care, mediated through our differently configured bodies, determine how we feel we come to matter in the world. Weaving together methodologies from across the humanities and the social sciences, she studies how desire, intimacy, and care organize themselves along lines of gender, race, and sexuality within contemporary literature, performance, and the events of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
She received previous training from the University of Oxford, writes at, and can be reached at or @carambalache. As of the year 2021-2022, she is a VPGE DARE Fellow, a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, and a Graduate Scholar in Residence at El Centro Chicano y Latino; in 2020-2021, she was a Graduate Public Service Fellow. 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.


2017-present: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Minor in Anthropology), Stanford University
Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellow, 2021-2023
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (SIGF), 2019-2022
2016-2017: M.St. in Modern Languages (Spanish), Magdalen College, Oxford (Distinction), Ertegun Scholar in the Humanities
2012-2016: B.A. (Hons) in Modern Languages (German and Spanish), Magdalen College, Oxford (Congratulatory First Class)

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