Chiara Giovanni

A writer and critic originally from the United Kingdom, Chiara Giovanni is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. She is working on an essay collection about desire, care, and intimacy, and how these concepts structure 21st-century novels, Latin dance clubs, and our post-COVID bedrooms. The pandemic propelled conversations about the importance of desire, care, and intimacy into the mainstream; even as it wanes, Chiara intends to keep the spotlight on these themes within academic scholarship and beyond. Chiara writes a newsletter that blends scholarly criticism, cultural commentary, and personal essay; she also tweets at @carambalache.

Sep 24, 2021
Beyond Aesthetics: Bachata, Politics, Praxis