Josipa Roksa

Josipa Roksa

  • Professor

Office Location

PO Box 400766
445 Rugby Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903


To what extent does education amplify, preserve, or reduce social inequality? This has been the central question guiding Josipa Roksa’s scholarly inquiry.

Roksa's current research focuses on understanding inequalities in STEM fields, especially at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender. She is also examining experiences and outcomes of first-generation and low-income students, and more broadly the role of socioeconomic status in shaping students’ trajectories through both undergraduate and graduate education.

In her earlier work, Roksa explored development of critical thinking skills during college and the role of parenting practices in both fostering student success and reproducing socioeconomic inequalities.

Roksa currently serves as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and project director for two Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Initiatives: Driving Change and Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3).


Ph.D., New York University, 2006
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 2000

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