Giovanna Montenegro

PhD Comparative Literature, UC Davis December 2013

Lecturer. Department of German & Russian. University of California, Davis.

I am a Lecturer in the Department of German & Russian at the University of California, Davis. I finished my PhD in Comparative Literature at UC Davis in December 2013.  I received an MA in Comparative Literature at San Francisco State University (2007). I graduated with a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute (2002). My research interests are:

  • German and French Sixteenth-Century Travel Narratives, Spanish Chronicles, German and Venezuelan Cartography and Historiography.
  • Gender and the Body in Early Modern Europe and the Spanish Colonial World.
  • Visual Representations of the conquest of the New World. Collections of New World objects.
  • Transatlantic Avant-Garde encounters between Latin America and Germany, France, Italy, and Russia in literature and the visual and performing arts.
  • Second language acquisition and the pains of language learning as displayed in multilingual literature and immigration memoirs.


About Giovanna