Oriana Gatta

  • Dr. Oriana GattaAssistant Professor of English

    Office: 506HH Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Phone: 724-357-4938
    E-mail: Oriana.Gatta@iup.edu

    Special Faculty Affiliations:

    Women’s Studies


    PhD, Rhetoric and Composition, Georgia State University
    MA Women’s Studies, Georgia State University
    BA English and Psychology, Lakeland College

    Academic Interests:

    Visual Rhetoric/Culture; Postmodern, Postcolonial, and Intersectional Feminist Theory; Comic Book Studies; Critical Pedagogy; Digital Pedagogy, Multimodal Composition, and Digital Archival Methodologies


    Oriana’s research is grounded in the rhetorical analysis of ideology as it functions in print and digital genres of popular culture, and her pedagogical approach to teaching composition works towards moving students from passive consumption, to critique, to the conscious production of print and digital media designed to reflect their own ideological perspectives.

    Currently Teaching:

    English 101: Composition I
    English 220: Advanced Composition I 

    Teaching in Spring, 2015:

    English 220 Advanced Composition 1
    English 202 Composition II
    English 360 Editing and Publishing