Assistant Professor in Critical Studies
Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama
University of Southern California
McClintock Building and Theatre (MCC) 206
School of Dramatic Arts
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Shakespeare, Latinx Theatre, Spanish Golden Age theatre, LGBTQ theatre, gender and sexuality studies, critical race theory
Carla Della Gatta is an assistant professor of critical studies at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Her forthcoming monograph, Shakespeare & Latinidad: The Staging of Intracultural Theatre, explores how Latinx culture is constructed dramaturgically and textually in recent Shakespearean adaptations and productions.
Professor Della Gatta received the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize from the Shakespeare Association of America for the best dissertation in 2016. She has received the American Society for Theatre Research Targeted Area Research Award, USC’s ASHSS Grant Writing Mentorship Fellowship, and fellowships from both the New York Public Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library. She was accepted into the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard for Summer 2018 and received the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship in 2018-19.
Her publications include essays in journals such as Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Studies, Bulletin of the Comediantes, and Shakespearean International Yearbook. She also has published performance reviews and essays on pedagogy. She was the lead translator for a play from Spanish to English for the Mellon-funded cultural mobility initiative, The Cardenio Project. She has worked as a scholar for the theatre for Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Victory Gardens Theater. Della Gatta is currently a member of the Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee.
Primary research areas include Shakespeare, Latinx Theatre, Spanish Golden Age theatre, LGBTQ theatre, gender and sexuality studies, and critical race theory. Professor Della Gatta is an Affiliated Faculty member for USC’s Race and Equity Center and she also serves as Faculty in Residence on the USC campus.
Gatta, C. (2016). From West Side Story to Hamlet, Prince of Cuba: Shakespeare and Latinidad in the United States.(Essay). Shakespeare Studies, 44.
Gatta, C. (2016). Macbeth. Shakespeare Bulletin, 34(3), 521–524. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1829749162/
Gatta, C. (2015). Adapting La dama boba and The Taming of the Shrew for a Foreign Audience. Bulletin of the Comediantes, 67(1), 119–129. Retrieved from https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/bulletin_of_the_comediantes/v067/67.1.gatta.html
Gatta, C. (2015). Adapting La dama boba and The Taming of the Shrew for a Foreign Audience. Bulletin of the Comediantes, 67(1), 119–V. https://doi.org/10.1353/boc.2015.0010