Daniella Gáti

Daniella Gáti
Clinical Assistant Professor, Writing Program

Daniella Gáti (he/she/they) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. They earned a PhD in English from Brandeis University after a previous training as an economist. Gáti’s research interests combine these divergent perspectives, investigating contemporary digital culture, literature, and media using digital humanities (DH) tools, and through a queer lens. Gáti’s research and teaching examines culture through the quantitative and computational methods of the sciences, while questioning technology and mathematical forms of inquiry through the critical methods of the humanities. Current projects include a narratological study of mathematics and machine learning and a co-authored project examining quantitatively the information relationship between novels and the economy.


Select Publications

  • “Playing with Plants, Loving Computers: Queer Playfulness beyond the Human in Digital: A Love Story by Christine Love and Rustle Your Leaves to Me Softly by Jess Marcotte and Dietrich Squinkifer.” Playfulness across Media (special issue), ed. By Jan-Noël Thon, Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, vol. 12, no. 1, 2021, 87-103.

  • “Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Rise and Fall of Hipster Anti-Consumerism.” Hipster Culture: A Reader. Ed. Heike Steinhoff. Bloomsbury, August 2021. 

  • “Reading Reading: Faulkner’s Queer Exercise in Reader Complicity in Light in August.” The Faulkner Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, Fall 2017, 153-174.



  • PhD, English
    Brandeis University
  • MA, English
    University of Bern, Switzerland
  • MA, Economics
    University of Bern, Switzerland
  • BA, Economics
    University of Bern, Switzerland


Research Interests

  • Digital Culture and Media
  • Digital Humanities
  • Queer Theory
  • Narratology
  • Decolonial Approaches to Media
  • Contemporary Literature

Courses Taught

  • Perspectives on the Humanities: Digital Identities
  • Writing as Inquiry