Published Articles

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

Chiappa, R. & Nerad, M. (2020). Doctoral Student Socialization. In Miriam E. David & Marilyn J. Amey (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education (p. 392-395), Thousand Oaks: SAGE

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

Perez Mejias, P., Chiappa, R. & Guzman-Valenzuela, C. (2018). Privileging the privileged: Global university  rankings’ effects on a Chilean fellowship programme  for postgraduate studies abroad. Social Sciences.7(12), 243.

Muñoz García, A. & Chiappa, R. (2016). Stretching the Academic Harness: Knowledge Construction in the Process of Academic Mobility in Chile. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 1-13, doi:

Chiappa, R. & Muñoz García, A. (2015). Equity and Advanced Human Capital: Analysis of the PhD fellowships programs in Chile. Psicoperspectiva, 14(3), 17-30. doi:

Escudey, M. & Chiappa, R. (2010). El desarrollo científico-tecnológico y la gestión de la investigación [The scientific and technological development and research management]. In Aedo (Ed.), Desafíos y perspectivas de la dirección estratégica de las institucions universitarias [Challenges and prospects for the strategic direction of universities], p. 339-379.

In process

Chiappa, R. (ongoing work). The limits of academic merit: Analysis of process of faculty hiring in Chilean universities

Chiappa, R. (ongoing work).  The Ongoing Efforts of Decolonizing Ourselves

Selected Presentations

Cupp-a-Conversation Presentation. The limits of Academic Merit at Nelson Mandela University (February 14th, 2020).

Edu Talk – Check your blind spots. 5-minutes talk about implicit bias in processes of faculty hiring (May 2018).


The Limits of Academic Merit in Chile: How Social Class of Origin Influences the Careers of Academics with Doctorate Degrees (summary here)

Roxana’s dissertation was recognized with the 2020 Gordon C. Lee Dissertation Award, given by her college, which honors the  most deserving doctoral thesis in terms of intellectual contribution, research scope, and implications for the social public arena.