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.
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 six co-authored books, including Enacting Disability Critical Race Theory: From the Personal to the Global (2023, Routledge); DisCrit Expanded: Inquiries, Reverberations, & Ruptures (2022, Teachers College Press); How Teaching Shapes our Thinking about Dis/Abilities: Stories from the Field (2021, Peter Lang); DisCrit: Disability Studies & Critical Race Theory in Education (2016, Teachers College Press); Righting Educational Wrongs: Disability Studies in Law & Education (2013, Syracuse University Press); and Reading Resistance: Discourses of Exclusion in Desegregation and Inclusion Debates (2006, Peter Lang).
Ph.D. University of Georgia 1997
Professor Ferri teaches courses focusing on critical issues in inclusive education, adapting instruction for diverse learners, and professional practices in inclusive education, as well as doctoral seminars in gender, race, sexuality and disability. She has taught an SU Abroad course in Italy since coming to SU in 2002.