Rossana Castiglioni (PhD, University of Notre Dame), a former Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow, returns to the Institute for the fall semester from Santiago’s Universidad Diego Portales, where she is department chair and associate professor of political science and a research fellow at the university’s Institute of Social Sciences.
“Against All Odds: Social Policy Rollbacks in Democratic Chile,” Castiglioni’s Kellogg project, continues her investigation of recent Chilean reform initiatives, which have seemed paradoxical to some. With an updated theoretical framework, she plans to analyze the post-retrenchment policies of the Lagos and Bachalet administrations, part of a larger book project on the evolution of social policy in Chile. She will use process tracing to attempt to explain social policy variation in the areas of education, healthcare, and pensions.
Castiglioni is the author of The Politics of Social Policy Change in Chile and Uruguay: Retrenchment Versus Maintenance 1973–1998 (Routledge, 2005) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.