"Garvin's research and classes are changing the face of Italian and Italian Studies at the University of Oregon."
-UO Sustainability Teaching Award (2021) for "Eco-Italy" course, committee notes
"A superb article, indeed one of the most compelling that I’ve read for some time. It is beautifully written, theoretically trenchant, and deeply insightful ... it brings deep and humane attention to the material interconnections of gender, class place and history as they impact on lived experience, and it does so with an impeccable balance of creative awareness, persistently probing intelligence, and scrupulous outrage. Wonderful!"
-WCSA Linkon Award for "Singing Truth to Power" article (2017), judge's notes
"Diana made my last year of Italian fun and full of chances to expand my speaking skills. She went out of her way to see if there was anything she could do, as well as giving me many words of encouragement. I thoroughly enjoyed her class!"
-"Mediterranean Ecocriticism" course (2019), student evaluation
"A fascinating work focusing on what seems to be a normal aspect of life... Garvin reveals how Italian women actively participated in this enterprise, proposing original ideas or countering directives and indications about food, tools, and habits."
-MLA Scaglione Publication Award, Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, Hon. Men. (2020) for Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women's Food Work, judges' comments