Diana Garvin gives lectures at museums and universities and provides interviews for radio and podcasts.


Areas of expertise include:
• far-right politics
• reproductive health care
• Italian food history
• coffee and caffè culture

What Can a Tea Set tell us about Politics?” lecture for the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum

Podcasts and Radio

The Global History of Italian Coffee

Interview for Eat This Podcast, “Coffee” series. Recorded on June 16, 2021 with Jeremy Cherfas.

What Protectors of Democracy Can Learn from the History of Italian Fascism

Interview for Morning Edition and All Things Considered on Oregon Public Radio, National Public Radio. Recorded on November 9, 2020 with Jenn Chávez.

Food, Fascism, and Language

Interview for Curious: Where Research Meets Radio on Jefferson Public Radio Exchange, National Public Radio. Recorded on February 10, 2020.

Misogyny from Fascism to Neo-Fascism

Interview for Treyf: A Debatably Jewish Podcast, “Fascism and the Far-Right” series. Recorded on September 8, 2019 by Sam Bick and David Zinman.

History of Fascism and Colonialism through Food

Interview for UO Today television show, “New Faculty” segment. Aired on October 4, 2018.

Media Mentions

Bella Ciao in the Time of Covid-19

Interview for Lapham’s Quarterly. Forthcoming by Alessandra Bergamin.

A Brief History of the Caffè Corretto

Interview for Punch magazine, “Coffee” column. Published on October 26, 2018 by Katie Parla.

Barley Coffee: It’s Just as Good as it Sounds

Interview for Saveur magazine, “Drink” column. Published on January 19, 2018 by Prathap Nair.

History of Fascism, reproductive rights offers lessons for today

Around the O magazine, Academics and Research section. Published on December 3, 2020.

Research Development Services pairs faculty with funders

Around the O magazine, Academics and Research section. Published on October 18, 2019.

Ten faculty members earn arts and humanities fellowships

Around the O magazine, Academics and Research section. Published on August 16, 2019.

Presidential commitment LIFTs new language program

Around the O magazine, Academics and Research section. Published on June 20, 2019.

Invited Talks

“The Bean in the Machine” lecture for the American Academy in Rome.

Keynote for the Italian Graduate Society “Voices” conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ (2019).

“La Cucina Futurista”

invited lecture for the Food for Thought seminar series at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy (2018).

invited lecture for the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche), Pollenzo, Italy (2018).

invited lecture for the Food and Sustainability Program at the Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy (2018).

“Working Class Gender History”

invited lecture for the Italian Studies Colloquium at Brown University, Providence, RI (2017).

“Bird Egg, Work Song, Wild Cat Strike: Women’s Anti-Fascist Resistance”

invited lecture for the History of Food and Drink in Modern Europe Invitational Workshop at University of Saint Andrews, Scotland (2017).

invited lecture for the “Feminism + the Senses” speaker series at the Center for the Study of Women, University of California at Los Angeles, CA (2017).

invited lecture for the Center for Food Studies at the American University of Rome, Italy (2015).

plenary speaker for the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery at Oxford University, Oxford, England (2015).

invited lecture for the Gastronomy Lecture Series at Boston University, Boston, MA (2013).