El Mito sigue vivo? Privatización y diferenciación en la educación peruana
[Is the myth still alive? Privatization and differentiation in the Peruvian education system]
Andrea Román Alfaro & Alejandra Ramírez Villarán (2018)
Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
Based on research in a school chain called "Schools for Life", the authors discuss the importance of education as a strategy of social mobility, closure and reproduction. The rapid commercial positioning of "Schools for Life" in the Peruvian educational market represents an opportunity to understand the new social dynamics between society, the State and the private sector, as well as examine the processes of social differentiation and reproduction that school choice and the education process represent.
Reading Sociology: Decolonizing Canada, Fourth Edition
Edited by Johanne Jean-Pierre, Vanessa Watts, Carl E. James, Patrizia Albanese, Xiaobei Chen and Michael Graydon (2023)
Oxford University Press
Delia Deckard, Natalie and Andrea Román Alfaro. "Constructing the Foreigner: Canadian Processes of Racialization around the “Latin American” Population Group." (Chapter 27)
This new edition of Reading Sociology will bring together a collection of chapter authors and area experts who through their scholarship, activism, and practice are helping to reassess and re/narrate the colonial project that is Canada, and in doing so provide a new sociology of Canada. The proposed new edition will begin with a historical situating of Turtle Island as central to this narrative. The focus of the 4th edition of Reading Sociology will be on, as the co-editors say, "[aspects of] Canadian Sociology [which] need attention and thoughtful disruption."
Desigualdad en la academia: mujeres en las ciencias sociales peruanas
[Inequality in academia: women in the Peruvian social sciences]
Edited by Lorena Alcázar & Maria Balarin (2018)
Alcazar, Lorena, Maria Balarin, and Andrea Roman. “Oportunidades y barreras en la trayectoria de la científicas sociales peruanas” [Opportunities and barriers in the trajectory of Peruvian women social scientists]. (pp. 51-102)
Guibert, Yamile and Andrea Roman Alfaro. “Insertándose al mundo académico? Mujeres jóvenes en la docencia universitaria” [Entering the academic world? Young women in university teaching]. (pp. 229-264)
This book examines inequalities between women and men in social sciences research and university teaching in Peru. Using rigorous and cutting-edge evidence, this book assesses gender disparities in the professional trajectories of social science academics. The chapters analyze the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) mechanisms of discrimination in higher education and research institutions-which translate into disparate forms of work valuation-and consider the impact that the gender division of labour in care work has on the professional lives of women and men. The studies also address differences by age, type of institution, and geographic location. The book concludes analyzing gender equality policy models promoted by higher education institutions around the world. Gender inequality in academia, in fact, exist, and leads to the loss of talent and richness of perspectives in the way we approach social problems.