Giovanna Micconi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, with a primary field in African American literature. Her research interests include the novel, poetry, expatriate literature, travel literature, and theories of exile and displacement.
During her fellowship year, Micconi is completing her dissertation, which explores the poetry of Robert Hayden through the thematic lens of the journey.
Micconi received her BA in interpreting and translation and her specialization degree in American literature from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. She received an AM in English from Harvard University. She held a Harvard Merit/Term Time Research Award fellowship, and her research has also been supported by the Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship.