Assistant Professor of Sociology


Ph.D. Sociology & Social Policy, Brandeis University

M.A. Social Policy, Brandeis University

M.A. Women's Studies, The University of Sussex

B.A. Sociology, Clark University, Phi Beta Kappa 





Forthcoming Book

Rondini, Ashley C., Bedelia Richards-Dowden, and Nicolas Simon (Eds.).2017. Clearing the Path: Qualitative Studies of the Experiences of First Generation College Students. Lanham: Lexington Books.


Published and Forthcoming Journal Articles

Cunningham, David and Ashley C. Rondini. 2017. “Legacies of Racial Contention: Legislation and Implementation of Mississippi’s Civil Rights and Human Rights Curriculum, 2006-2011.” The DuBois Review 14(2): xxx-xxx (forthcoming).

Rondini, Ashley C. 2016. “Healing the Hidden Injuries of Class?: Redemption Narratives, Aspirational Proxies, and Parents of Low-Income First Generation College Students.”  Sociological Forum 31(1):96-116. (

Rondini, Ashley C. 2015. “[Mis]Placing Race in Biomedical Clinical Context: Racial Categories, Medical Research, and the Reproduction of Health Disparities.” Sociology Compass 9(8):704—717. (

Rondini, Ashley C. 2015. “Observations of Critical Consciousness Development in the Context of Service Learning.” Teaching Sociology 43(2):137—145. (

Book Chapters

Rondini, Ashley C. 2017. “Critical and Intersectional Understandings of Campus Sexual Assault as a Social Problem.” Pp xx-xx in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, edited by J. Trevino. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (forthcoming; under contract)

Rondini, Ashley C. 2012.“‘I thought I was SO dumb...’: Low-Income First Generation College Students, Inequities in Academic Preparation, and Reference Group Theory.” Pp. 161-189 in Research Studies in Higher Education: Educating Multi-Cultural College Students (Issues in Black Education Series), edited by T. Hicks and A. Pitre. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Conrad, Peter and Ashley C. Rondini. 2010. “The Internet and Medicalization: Reshaping the Global Body and Illness.” Pp. 107-121 in Culture, Bodies, and the Sociology of Health, edited by E. Ettore. London: Ashgate Press.

Social Policy Columns

Rondini, Ashley C. 2015. “Tracing the Trajectory of Federal Initiatives Addressing Campus Sexual Violence.” Footnotes 43, Issue 4 (May/June), Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association. (

Rondini, Ashley C. 2015. “The Shifting Landscape: Critically Contextualizing Conversations About Campus Sexual Violence.” Footnotes 43, Issue 1 (January), Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association.  (

Rondini, Ashley C. 2011.“Protection from Rape as A Civil Right: The Evolution of Policy Concerning Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” Footnotes 39, Issue 5 (May/June), Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association. (

Rondini, Ashley C. 2011.“For-Profit Institutions and Underserved Student Populations: Expanding Access or Exploiting Aspirations?” Footnotes 39, Issue 1(January), Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association. (

Rondini, Ashley C.  2010. “The Necessity and Insufficiency of Policy-Based Responses: ‘Bullying’ and Anti- Gay Bigotry.” Footnotes 38, Issue 9 (December), Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association. (

Book Reviews

Rondini, Ashley C. 2012. “The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations, by Ira Berlin (2010), Book Review.” The Journal of Mississippi History 74 (3):303—305.


Course Information

Introduction to Sociology

Racial and Ethnic Relations

Race, Gender, Class, and Higher Education

Class, Status, and Power

Health, Illness, and Community (CBL)

Race, Ethnicity, and Health 

Campus Programming

Civil Rights and Social Change Program Series Coordinator

Selected Past Events:

  • Dr. David Cunningham, "Klansville, U.S.A.", Sociology Colloquium: 
  • Dr. Avery Thompson, "Transgender Inclusive Practices in the Academy":
  • The Voting Rights Act at 50 Symposium:
  • Dr. Danielle McGuire, "A Black Woman's Body Was Never Hers Alone: Sexual Violence and the Civil Rights Movement", Common Hour:
  • Dr. David Embrick, "What Does Diversity Mean in an Era of Colorblindness? Diversity Ideology in the 21st Century", Common Hour: