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Visiting Scholars

Luksic Visiting Scholar, Winter 2024

Katherine Becerra Valdivia is an attorney from Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) in Chile (2008). She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Missouri (2020). In addition, she has a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from UCN (2012), and a master's degree in Higher Education from Universidad Mayor, Chile (2017). Currently, Dr. Becerra Valdivia serves as an Assistant Professor at UCN and holds the position of Associate Teaching Professor at Universidad Central de Chile. She was the proud recipient of a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship administered by LASPAU, which allowed her to pursue her doctoral program in...

Luksic Visting Scholar, Autumn 2023

Ignacio Cabib is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from “LIVES: Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives'', a groundbreaking Swiss Research Center funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and hosted by the Université de Lausanne and Université de Genève. His main academic interests are aging and the life course, social inequalities in old age, cross-national studies, and research methods. Thanks to the support of international and national networks, his research on social disparities in health and employment domains among older persons have been...

Luksic Visiting Scholar, Winter 2024

Bernardita is an educational psychologist who obtained her PhD in education at King’s College London UK. Her doctoral research allowed her to consolidate her academic interest and knowledge in initial teacher training as a way of finding the key points that will allow to improve educational quality through decreasing the existing gaps between low- and high-income sectors.

In 2014 she became a faculty at the School of Education at Universidad de los Andes Chile, where she has been teaching, conducting research, and holding academic positions ever since (at the time she is the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs). Most of...