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)