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Donatella Della Ratta

Creativity and Dissent in Present-Day Syria: From TV Series to Citizen-Generated Media

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm

Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, Wilder House

Please join us for a workshop discussion with Donatella Della Ratta, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

Donatella Della Ratta obtained her PhD on the politics of Syrian TV drama from the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, New Islamic Public Sphere Program, University of Copenhagen. She has authored two monographs on Arab media: Media Oriente: modelli, strategie, tecnologie nelle nuove televisioni arabe (ed. Seam, Roma, 2000; and Al Jazeera: Media e societa arabe nel nuovo millennio, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2005) and has co-edited a book on Arab perceptions of US politics entitled Un Hussein alla Casa Bianca: cosa pensa il mondo arabo di Barack Obama, Odoya, 2009, in addition to curating chapters on Syrian media and politics in several collective books. Della Ratta has managed the Arabic speaking community of the international NGO Creative Commons for five years. She tweets avidly at @donatelladr.