Beth A. Ferri, Ph.D. is a Professor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies at Syracuse University, where she also coordinates the Doctoral program in Special Education and is an Associate Faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Professor Ferri has published widely on the intersection of race, gender, and disability, including articles in Teachers College Record, Race Ethnicity and Education, Educational Studies, Review of Research in Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Remedial & Special Education, Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, Feminist Formations, History of Education Quarterly, and the Journal of African American History.
She has also published five co-authored and co-edited books: Reading Resistance: Discourses of Exclusion in Desegregation and Inclusion Debates (2006, with Connor, Peter Lang); Righting Educational Wrongs: Disability Studies Law and Education (2013, with Kanter, SU Press); DisCrit: Critical Conversations Across Race, Class, & Dis/ability (2016, with Connor & Annamma, Teachers College Press); Stories from our Classrooms: How Working in Education Shapes Thinking about Dis/Ability (2021, with Connor, Peter Lang); and DisCrit Expanded (under contract, Teachers College Press, with Annamma & Connor).
Ph.D. University of Georgia 1997
Professor Ferri teaches courses in adapting instruction for diverse learners, critical issues in inclusive education, and doctoral seminars in gender, race, sexuality and disability. She also regularly teaches an SU Abroad course in Italy.