I am a qualified teacher and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and before working in Higher Education I taught for over 10 years in multicultural and multilingual primary schools in inner London, where I developed an interest in interculturalism, in English as an additional language and in critical pedagogies.
I have a range of research interests broadly focused on critical pedagogies; language, culture and identity; language and intercultural communication; gender, ethnicity and race. My work in this area draws on post-modernism and postcolonialism particularly in relation to the methodological implications of explorative and participatory approaches to research.
BA Philosophy (Universita' G. D'Annunzio)
PGCE Primary (South Bank University)
PGTEAL- Teaching English as an Additional Language (Institute of Education)
MA Bilingual Learners in Urban Educational Settings (Institute of Education)
PhD Applied Linguistics (University College London)
Director of Doctoral Researchers, Doctoral Supervision, MA and BA supervision, PGCE (Humanities)
Newest selected publications
Ferri, G. and Magne, V. (2021) 'Exploring the language ideology of nativeness in narrative accounts of English second language users in Montreal.'. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: an international journal, 18 (3). pp. 229 - 246. ISSN: 1542-7587 Open Access Link
Ferri, G. (2020) 'Difference, becoming and rhizomatic subjectivities beyond ‘otherness’. A posthuman framework for intercultural communication.'. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20 (5). pp. 408 - 418. ISSN: 1470-8477 Open Access Link
Ferri, G. (2018) 'Intercultural Communication: Critical Approaches and Future Challenges'. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 3319739174 ISSN 13: 978-3319739175 Open Access Link
Outhwaite, D. and Ferri, G. (2017) 'Critical reflections on modern elite formation and social differentiation in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in England'. Oxford Review of Education, 43 (4). pp. 402 - 416. ISSN: 0305-4985 Open Access Link
Ferri, G. (2016) 'Intercultural competence and the promise of understanding', in Dervin, F. and Gross, Z. (eds.) Intercultural competence in education: alternative approaches for different times. London : Palgrave Macmillan. , 1. pp. 97 - 120. ISBN 10: 1137587326. ISBN 13: 978-1-137-58732-9. Open Access Link