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Dr. Michela Beatrice Ferri

Dr. Michela Beatrice Ferri

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Michela Beatrice Ferri, Ph.D. in Philosophy, is a Catholic Italian professor, writer, art critic. She teaches Aesthetics and Aesthetics of Sacred Art, Christian Iconography, and Dante Studies, for the Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

She received her doctorate in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy), in 2012, with a dissertation dedicated to the reception of Phenomenology in the United States of America. She is the author of the first book published in Italy dedicated to Contemporary Sacred Art (“Sacro Contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte”, Áncora Editrice, Milano, 2016, translated in English as “Contemporary Sacred Art. Dialogues about Art and Faith”, En Route Books and Media, Saint Louis, 2019) and Editor of the first volume dedicated to the history of the reception of Phenomenology in North America (Springer, 2019: https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319991832).

She is editor of the volume dedicated to the Aesthetics Thought of Saint Pope Paul VI: https://www.tabedizioni.it/shop/product/il-pensiero-estetico-di-paolo-vi-75. The book is published in Rome.

Her interests include: Philosophy, of course, Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Sacred Art, History of Art, History of Sacred Art, Architecture of Churches, Liturgy, Phenomenological Aesthetics, Phenomenology, the history of the Phenomenological Movement, Thomism, Thomistic Aesthetics, the thought of Edith Stein, the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand, the dialogues between Philosophy and the Arts, the dialogue between Philosophy and Technology, and also Modern and Contemporary Philosophy of Science, Dante Studies, Human Sciences.

As a journalist and art critic, Dr. Ferri writes for several Catholic journals and collaborates with several Catholic institutions and radio programs. She attended several conferences and presented her research in several meetings – in Italy and abroad.

Dr. Ferri is married to Luca Stucchi, Catholic, B.S., M.S., and Engineer in Computer Science.


Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2012.

Master of Arts in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2007.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2005.

High School: Liceo Classico “Simone Weil”, Treviglio, Italy, 2002.

(disciplines: Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek, History, History of Art, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry).


Ferri, M.B, “Sacro contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte”, Àncora Editrice, 2016

Ferri, M.B. “Contemporary Sacred Art. Dialogues about Art and Faith”, En Route Books and Media, 2019

Ferri, M.B., Editor “The Reception of Husserlian Phenomenology in North America”, Springer, 2019

Ferri, M.B., Editor with Professor Peter Redpath, “Thomistic Aesthetics. Essays”, En Route Books and Media, 2020, forthcoming


Dr. Michela Ferri participated in the documentary series: “Divina Bellezza. Alla scoperta dell’Arte Sacra in Italia” –

“Divine Beauty. At the discovery of the Sacred Art” for the Vatican Television Center, with the famous Italian journalist Alberto Angela.

A wonderful experience and the opportunity to discuss Sacred Art, History of the Sacred Art, with the best Italian Scholars in this field of studies.




Dr. Michela Ferri speaks every Thursday in her radio program by WCAT RADIO /

Discovering Sacred Christian Art