Alessandro Ferrara


alessandro.ferrara [at]
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
B 212
Visiting Researcher of the Research Professorship

Alessandro Ferrara is a post-doctoral researcher at the Free University in Berlin and is a visiting researcher in the Global Sociology unit. He is part of the research project MIGRAH (funded by the Berlin University Alliance), which investigates the interaction between migration and health from a global perspective. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence and has worked as a consultant for the OECD at the Directorate of Education and Skills. His research focuses on social stratification, migration, and educational and health inequalities.

Recent publications

Ferrara, A. & Brunori, C. (2023) Immigrant generation, gender, and citizenship: evidence on educational track choices from Italy. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Ferrara, A. (2023) Aiming too high or scoring too low? Heterogeneous immigrant–native gaps in upper secondary enrollment and outcomes beyond the transition in France. European Sociological Review 39(3).

Borgonovi, F., Ferrara, A. & Piacentini, M. (2023) From asking to observing. Behavioural measures of socio-emotional and motivational skills in large-scale assessments. Social Science Research, 112.

Borgonovi, F., Ferrara, A. (2023) COVID-19 and inequalities in educational achievement in Italy. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 83.

Borgonovi, F., Ferrara, A. (2023) Exposure to Mathematics in Secondary Education and Its Economic Benefits — The Role of Mathematics Achievement, Attitudes, and Self-Beliefs, in Alvaro Choi, Economic Foundations of Education, Bloomsbury.