Ashley Ruderman-Loof

Ashley Ruderman-Looff, PhD she/her

Assistant Director for Advocacy and Education

Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality


MacLean Campus Center 207


2020University of KentuckyPhD, Gender & Women's Studies
2014University of KentuckyMA, English
2012Gonzaga UniversityBA, English



Examines Crime and Justice Studies as a multidisciplinary field of study that bridges criminology, criminal justice, and justice studies. Students engage with a variety of histories, policies, procedures, and politics that inform how crime and justice are constructed within U.S. transnational and intersectional contexts. Areas of analysis include state-making, citizenship, social control, criminality, surveillance and security, war, rights and law, revolution, prison writing, nonviolence, collective justice, and abolitionism.

Select publications

  • Ashley Ruderman-Looff (2019).
    Looking beyond the lesbian: The intersectionality of death on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black
    Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23, 490-503.
  • Della V. Mosley, Roberto L. Abreu, Ashley Ruderman, Candice Crowell (2017).
    Hashtags and hip-hop: exploring the online performances of hip-hop identified youth using Instagram
    Feminist Media Studies, 17, 135-152.

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