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Assoc Professor Federico Ferretti

Assoc Professor

Federico Ferretti

Associate Professor
School of Geography
01 716 8176
University College Dublin, School of Geography, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


I received my PhD from the Universities of Bologna and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2011. After research and teaching experiences in Italy, France, Switzerland and Brazil, I am now Associate Professor in the School of Geography at University College Dublin (UCD). My research and teaching interests lie in philosophy and history of geography and in cultural and historical geography, as well as in the international circulation of geographical knowledge through critical and anarchist approaches, with a special focus on Latin America and the Global South. I am School Director of Graduate Studies since September 2019 I authored, co-authored or edited fifteen books in Italian, French and English, and published research papers in the major international peer-reviewed journals in my field of study, including Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Antipode, ACME, cultural geographies, Environment and Planning D - Society and Space, Political Geography, Geopolitics, Third World Quarterly, Geographical Journal, Journal of Historical Geography, Imago Mundi, Geographers Biobibliographical Studies, Geografiska Annaler Series B - Human Geography, Geography Compass, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Historical Geography, Journal of Geography, História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos, Geographia, Investigaciones Geográficas, Rivista Geografica Italiana, Cybergeo, Espace Géographique, Annales de Géographie and others in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. I am invited author for the Progress in Human Geography report series on 'History and Philosophy of Geography' from 2020 to 2022 (3 papers). I am at present Secretary/Treasurer/Webmaster for the Commission History of Geography of the International Geographical Union for the mandate 2016-2020, Secretary of the History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) of the RGS-IBG for the mandate 2018-2021, in charge of organizing the International Conference for the Centenary of Peter Kropotkin in 2021. Member of the Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy from September 2018. I served as School Director for Global Engagement and member of the College's Internationalization Committee from November 2016 to December 2018 and as substitute Director of Graduate Studies from January to September 2018 [sabbatical cover]. I am Webmaster of the site Reclus Raforum: [outreach activities]


  • Lecturer in Human Geography
    University College Dublin, Geography, Dublin, Ireland20 Aug 2015 - 22 Nov 2018
  • Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, School of Geography, Belfield, Ireland22 Nov 2018


  • BA
    UniversitÓ di Bologna
  • MA
    UniversitÓ di Bologna
  • PhD
    UniversitÓ di Bologna


  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Portuguese
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Italian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • German
    Can read
  • Latin
    Can read
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    Can read