Dr Roxana Chiappa


CHERTL Associate


ORCID number 0000-0002-3523-1197


Roxana´s research addresses the question of how historical and structural inequalities get reproduced in the scientific and higher education systems of countries, higher education institutions, and societal groups. She centres her work on three principles: humility, scepticism, and care. Roxana believes that we (academics)  ­–who are in position of being heard and sharing messages with students, other researchers, policy makers, and a broad audience – need to acknowledge with humility what we do not know and how the colonial violence has shaped research agendas, pedagogical activities and our inner selves. She invites scepticism and criticism to her work to genuinely welcome and explore new ideas, believing that there is no single theory/method that is superior to others.

Roxana is currently based at the University of Tarapacá, Chile, where she works as a Postdoctoral Researcher.


Latest publications and relevant journal articles:  

Chiappa, R. & Finardi, K. (2021). Coloniality Prints in Internationalization of Higher Education: The Case of Brazilian and Chilean International Scholarships, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South.  5(1): 25-45. DOI: 10.36615/sotls.v5i1.161.

Chiappa, R. (2020). Seeking Faculty Jobs: Exploring the Relationship between Social Class of Origin and Hiring Networks in Chilean Academia. Calidad de la Educación, 52, 205-238, 10.31619/caledu.n52.760

Chiappa, R. & Nerad, M. (2020). Socialization of Doctoral Students. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education (p. 392-395), Thousand Oaks: SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529714395.n154

Chiappa, R.  & Perez, P. (2019). Unfolding the Effects of Social Class of Origin and Prestige of PhD-granting University on Faculty Earnings. Higher Education, 10.1007/s10734-019-0356-4

 Pérez Mejías, P., Chiappa, R., & Guzmán-Valenzuela, C. (2018). Privileging the Privileged: The Effects of International University Rankings on a Chilean Fellowship Program for Graduate Studies Abroad, Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, 7(12), 1-24, https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7120243


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