Why an Academic Portfolio?

This is the academic portfolio of Diana Garvin.  On September 15, 2016, I successfully defended my dissertation to complete the requirements for my Ph.D. in Romance Studies with a Certificate in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, I will serve as a Visiting Scholar for the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University.  Connections across borders both geographic (Italian and East African area studies) and disciplinary (Feminist history, Critical Race Studies, Food Studies) characterize my research, teaching, and service.

I have created this online collection with two goals in mind ­– to provide an overview of my current work, and to trace my professional development over time.  To realize this ongoing project, I refine this website’s available content as I develop my scholarship.

How is this Academic Portfolio Organized?

In this portfolio, you can find visual, textual, and filmic examples of my academic activities. Main pages explain why and how I approach scholarship. Subpages describe specific projects, and include links to sample materials.  To simplify navigation, structural divisions reflect traditional categories, such as “Research” and “Teaching.”  Page content blends the two: “Research” illustrates how I research teaching techniques; “Teaching” shows how I teach research projects. These activities reciprocally illuminate and fuse.  Images of my research materials and activities illustrate the text.

An Open Invitation

You’re welcome to check in as often as you like ­– I update this site frequently.
Feel free to peruse these projects and get in touch if particular ideas spark your interest.