Dr. Gwendolyn Ferreti

Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies

Contact Information

Draper Building, 304C
CPO 2124
Email: ferretig@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3684

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Tue/Thur: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
or by appointment

Class Schedule

  • GSTR 410 A (Wed: 1 – 2:59 p.m.)
  • PSJ/SOC 186 (Wed: 10 – 11:59 a.m.)


  • B.A. Art History & Sociology/Anthropology, 2005
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, 2009
  • Ph.D. Social Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, 2016


Dr. Gwendolyn Ferreti is Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies at the Department of Peace and Social Justice Studies at Berea College. She is a social anthropologist and ethnographer who specializes in Latina/o/x and Critical Immigration Studies. She earned her B.A. in Art History and Sociology/Anthropology at Florida International University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration on Mexican American Studies. Prior to coming to Berea College, Dr. Ferreti was a Lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Spelman College. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in at the Institute for Rural Health Research at the University of Alabama. She is a past Ford Foundation Fellow and was awarded a dissertation writing fellowship by the Center for Mexican American Studies at UT Austin. Dr. Ferreti has also been recognized by several community organizations for her engagement in activism and public scholarship around immigrant and social justice issues.

Dr. Ferreti’s ethnographic and interdisciplinary research explores xenophobic racism, immigration enforcement, and Latina/o/x community formation and resistance in the US South. She specifically explores the evolution of immigration enforcement practices and studies the immigrant justice movement. In addition to her primary research, she has collaborated on a project to examine the multi-level factors associated with Latina adolescent sexual health and healthcare access in the South.

Research Interests

  • Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x Studies
  • Immigration Studies
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Anthropology of the State
  • Social Movement Studies
  • Activist/Engaged Scholarship and Praxis
  • Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice