Giovanni received his B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. At the same university he completed his M.A. in Sociology with the thesis Aromatización generalizada y efectos de trascendencia mediante objetos fragantes. He concentrates in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, especially in the canonical works La Celestina and Don Quijote. His current research focuses on materiality (how objects and material ecologies are central aspects of human becoming as grasped in literature), reconsidering elements of literary realism beyond representationalism, enactive and embodied cognition, femininity, and the relationship between language and environment.