Federico Ferretti defended his dissertation in 2011, jointly completed at the Universities of Bologna and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, entitled Nouvelle géographie universelle d’Élisée Reclus. After experiences teaching and conducting research in Italy, France, Switzerland, and Brazil, he currently serves as Associate Professor at University College Dublin, where he is charge of the history and epistemology of geography, anarchist and critical geographies, and social movements in Latin America. He has published in the most important international journals in the field of human geography, and serves as secretary for both the History of Geography Committee at the International Geographical Union, and the Philosophy and History of Geography research group (HPGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society–Institute of British Geographers.