Jun.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Gross

Junior Professor in Educational Science with a Focus on Intercultural Education at the Institute for Education, Faculty of Philosophy, Chemnitz University of Technology


41 Reichenhainerst.
09126 Chemnitz – Germany


Phone number: 

+49 371 531-32749



Short bio:

Barbara Gross is Junior Professor in Educational Science with a Focus on Intercultural Education at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), lecturer at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), member of the Scientific Board of and lecturer at the National Ph.D. in Peace Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), Associate Editor of the International Journal Intercultural Education, and Expert Evaluator for the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships and Erasmus Teacher Academies). She has taught at BA, MA, and PhD courses at the the Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany), the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome (Italy), the Birkbeck University of London (UK) and the Univesity of Gothenburg (Sweden). 

Her research interests include diversity-sensitive and critical intercultural education, (in)equity and heterogeneity especially in formal education, linguistic diversity, intersectionality, and the internationalisation of educational research. Barbara Gross has received different awards for her academic achievements, including the award from the Italian Society for Pedagogy in 2022 and the Junior Research Award South Tyrol in 2023.

She is currently conducting two school ethnographic research projects, one on diversity-sensitive education and socio-ecological equity in primary and secondary schools and one on the inclusion of migrant and refugee youth in Chemnitz, Germany. In another project she is focusing on mediatizing populist discourses about migration and education through a critical discourse analysis.