Donatella Della Ratta is a professor at John Cabot University in Rome. She is also a journalist, writer, curator and founder of the web platform ‘syria untold’, a platform for stories from Syria.
She specializes in media and culture from the Arabic-speaking world, but also focuses on Arabic cultures in Europe. Della Ratta obtained her PhD at the University of Copenhagen on the politics of Syrian TV drama. She has curated several international art exhibitions and film programmes, including “Syria off frame” with 140 Syrian artists (Fondazione Cini, Venice, 2015) and “Syrian New Waves” on contemporary visual culture in Syria (Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, 2017). In 2015 she published the collection of essays Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria (Pluto Press, 2018).