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Associate Professor of Sociology and Education, University of Virginia

Josipa Roksa is Associate Professor of Sociology and Education. She is currently serving as Special Advisor to the Provost and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
To what extent does education amplify, preserve, or reduce social inequality? This has been the central question guiding Professor Roksa’s scholarly inquiry.

Professor Roksa is co-author of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses and Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates. Moreover, her research has been published in a range of peer-reviewed journals, including Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Teachers College Record, Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and Social Science Research.

Professor Roksa teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in social stratification, education, research methods, and statistics. She was named a University Teaching Fellow (UTF, 2008-2009), a Mead Honored Faculty (2010-2011), and a Fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education (2009-2012).


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    Associate Professor of Sociology and Education, University of Virginia