• Ashley C. Rondini
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 






Rondini, Ashley C., Bedelia Nicola Richards, and Nicolas P. Simon (Eds.).2018. Clearing the Path For First Generation College Students: Qualitative and Intersectional Studies of Educational Mobility. Lanham: Lexington Books. (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498537025/Clearing-the-Path-for-First-Generation-College-Students-Qualitative-and-Intersectional-Studies-of-Educational-Mobility)


Journal Articles

Kowalsky, Rachel H., Ashley C. Rondini, and Shari L. Platt. 2020. "The Case for Removing Race From the American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline for Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Young Children With Fever." JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5242)

Rondini, Ashley C. 2019. "Surviving Dangerous Waters: Teaching Critical Consciousness Against a Tide of Post-Truth." Humanity & Society. (https://doi.org/10.1177/0160597619869045)

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): 325-348.(https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742058X17000030)

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. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/socf.12228/abstract)

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. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12292/abstract)

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

Book Chapters

Rondini, Ashley C. 2018. “Critical and Intersectional Understandings of Campus Sexual Assault as a Social Problem.” Pp. 287-308 in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, edited by J. Trevino. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

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.

Magazine/Newspaper Publications

Rondini, Ashley C. 2018. "White Supremacist Danger Narratives." Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds 17(3):60-62. (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1536504218792532)

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. (http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/mayjun15/campus_0515.html)

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.  (http://asant.asanet.org/footnotes/jan15/landscape_0115.html)

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. (http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/mayjun11/rape_0511.html)

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. (http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/jan11/forprofit_0111.html)

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. (http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/dec10/bullying_1210.html)


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