Giovanna Montenegro's interests include interdisciplinary intersections between Latin American Studies and German Studies; particularly in colonial travel narratives and cartography. She wrote her dissertation entitled "Textual and Visual Representations of the New World: German and Spanish Perspectives of the Conquest of Venezuela in the Sixteenth Century." Her master's thesis was written on women's sexuality and the metropolis in the works of Teresa de la Parra and Irmgard Keun. She continues to work on visual culture and the transatlantic Avant-Garde.Prior to joining the faculty at Binghamton, Montenegro was a lecturer in the Department of German and the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. In 2016 she participated in the NEH's Summer Seminar for College Teachers at the Newberry Library entitled "Mapping Nature in the Americas." She has served as a delegate of the MLA's Delegate Assembly, and the MLA's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession. She was also a Graduate Student Representative for the ACLA, and continues advocacy work on issues of diversity in higher education.
- BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
- MA, San Francisco State University
- PhD, University of California, Davis