Laura Giovanelli


I come to teaching writing as a working writer, one who has struggled with and delighted in new language, new genres, and new audiences. I was a journalist for nine years, most recently at the Winston-Salem Journal as a features reporter. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with the incongruous blend of a BA in biology and a minor in German. In 2012, I completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (concentration in fiction) from N.C. State University. My professional interests, therefore, are just as varied: I care about science writing, long-form journalism, and creative non-fiction; speculative and historical fiction; writing across the curriculum; and composition, the study of learning and thinking more about how college students learn to research and write, particularly in how they acquire information literacy and compose nontraditional texts such as digital videos. I am working, slowly but surely, on a historical novel set in the American Midwest of the early 20th century.

What will you build?

A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?

Whatever you imagine, we can build with you.

  • Digital Humanities Research Designer

    Carrie consults on the development of digitally-inflected scholarly projects. She assists faculty and faculty-student research teams in deciding the best platforms for showcasing their work and for visualizing their data. Recently Carrie has collaborated with faculty to design digital exhibits of rare materials using Omeka and has assisted with integrating technology into class projects.

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian

    Molly consults on copyright and author rights management issues for scholarly projects and products. She assists faculty in understanding their intellectual property rights as content creators, and in assessing rights and permissions when projects incorporate others’ copyrighted works.