Carolina Ferrante has a Phd in Social Sciences and a degree in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires.
Her fieldwork is positioned in social studies of disability and prioritises a qualitative approach to research.
In her doctoral thesis she investigated the effects of sports in processes of stigmatisation associated with motor impairments in Buenos Aires. She published from this same work the book: “Renguear el estigma. Cuerpo, deporte y discapacidad en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (1950-2010)” (Editorial Biblos, Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2014. Her postdoctoral work has centred on the analysis of social situations of giving and receiving alms by virtue of ‘having’ a disability in the city of Buenos Aires, and in the second region of Chile.
Today she is a researcher responsible for the postdoctoral project entitled ‘Politics of disability, body and domination: an analysis of practices of begging among disabled adults in the second region of Chile’ (CONICYT-FONDECYT N° 3140636), located at the School of Psychology in the Universidad Católica del Norte, in Antafagosta Chile.