Giavanna Munafo

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studies

Giavanna has taught WGSS 10, Sex, Gender & Society, for many years and this fall is teaching a topics course called #MeToo: Intersectionality, Hashtag Activism & Our Lives. She works at The Family Place (a parent-child center) in Norwich VT, teaching English and Social Studies in the high school completion program there. Giavanna is also a consultant (Giavanna Munafo Diversity & Inclusion Consulting) and a poet. 


Dartmouth College
HB 6038


Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Interdisciplinary Programs, Arts + Sciences


  • B.A. University of Virginia
  • M.F.A. University of Iowa
  • PhD, University of Virginia

Selected Works & Activities

  • “Identity, Visibility & Publicity: The Power of Print Materials” in Journey Toward Equity: The Handbook for University and College Women’s Centers, ed. Sharon Davie (Greenwood Publishing, 2002).

    “‘Colored Biscuits’: Reconfiguring Whiteness and the Boundaries of ‘Home’ in Kaye Gibbons’s Ellen Foster,” in Narratives of Relocation and Dislocation: Twentieth-Century American Women’s Fiction, ed. Susan Roberson (University of Missouri Press, 1998).

    “‘No Sign of Life’: Marble-Blue Eyes and Lakefront Houses in The Bluest Eye,” Lit: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 5.3-4 (Spring 1995).

  • Giavanna's poems have appeared in The Nearest Poem Anthology (Ed. Sophia Starnes), Bloodroot Literary Magazine, The New Virginia Review, Talking Writing, Glint, SLAB, and others.