Why an Academic Portfolio?

This is the academic portfolio of Diana Garvin.  For the 2017-2018 academic year, I will serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome.  In Fall 2018, I will join the faculty of the Romance Language Department at the University of Oregon as an Assistant Professor of Italian with a focus on Mediterranean Studies. 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 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.