Dr Ashley Rogers

Lecturer in Criminology

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Ashley Rogers

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Ashley Rogers is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She has a BSC(Hons) in Criminology and Sociology (University of Stirling, 2007), MSc in Human Rights and International Politics (University of Glasgow, 2009) and a second MSc in Applied Social Research Methods (University of Stirling, funded by ESRC, 2013). She is also an HEA Fellow and Associate Director (Student Engagement) for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Prior to joining the University of Stirling, Ashley worked as a Lecturer in Criminology at Abertay University for over 4 years. Prior, she worked as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Guest Lecturer at the University of Stirling from 2009-2017. In 2016 she spent a summer as a Visiting Researcher at the Freie University in Berlin.

Ashley completed her ESRC-funded socio-legal PhD in December 2017, which explored the experiences of women victims of violence in Bolivia and the challenges they face when accessing justice. She spent one year conducting ethnographic fieldwork in La Paz with women's groups, non-governmental organisations and stat bodies. In particular, her research focused on the implementation of Law 348 to Guarantee Women a Life Free from Violence and women's legal consciousness and subjectivity. This has also led to work exploring femicide and law. During her PhD she also took on the role of School Officer for postgraduate students at the University of Stirling. This followed on from and was connected to her continuous work as the Teaching Assistant Representative.

Ashley's other research work includes examining the needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from both the perspective of the children themselves (a follow on from a previous role at the Scottish Refugee Council) and from Scottish local authority perspectives.

In addition, Ashley is interested in environmental issues and recently visited Malawi to investigate access to water and community resilience as part of a Scottish Government funded project. Currently, Ashley is working on a project funded through the AHRC (GCRF) Heritage and Culture Scheme, headed by colleagues in Zimbabwe, to explore the impacts on intangible cultural heritage that result from natural disasters and climate change.

Ashley teaches in a number of different areas but all of her teaching emphasises the need to critically consider dominant conceptualisations and discourses of crime, drawing attention to crimes of the powerful including, but not limited to: state-corporate crime; human trafficking; criminalisation of immigration and border policing; hate crime and dismantling the privilege embedded within discourses of 'free speech'; violence against women and girls, and the crime of femicide; environmental crime and green criminology; penal practices and abolitionism. As a largely qualitative researcher, she also teaches primarily on ethnographic and creative methodologies.

Ashley is keen to supervise PhD projects on: Femicide Seeking asylum Violence against women Legal consciousness Environmental Justice Gender and the environment Please do get in touch with her if this is something you are thinking about.

Find more of Ashley on Twitter: @DrAshleyRogers


Punch, S., & Rogers, A. (2022). Building, not burning bridges in research: insider/outsider dilemmas and engaging with the bridge community. Journal of Leisure Research. Rogers, A. (2021). Naming 'femicide'. In F. Gordon, & D. Newman (Eds.), Leading works in law and social justice (Analysing leading works in law). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429287572-7 Rogers, A. (2020). "But the law won't help us": challenges of mobilizing Law 348 to address violence against women in Bolivia. Violence Against Women, 26(12-13), 1471-1492. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801219870613 Rigby, P., Fotopoulou, M., Rogers, A., Manta, A., & Dikaiou, M. (2020). Problematising separated children: a policy analysis of the UK ‘Safeguarding Strategy: Unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(3), 501-518. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2019.1694407 Anderson, S., Horgan, S., Jamieson, F., Jardine, C., & Rogers, A. (2020). ECR collective response: the future of criminology and the unsustainability of the status quo for ECRs. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(4), 487-490. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895820949299 Rogers, A. (2019). Book review: Conor O’Reilly (ed.), Colonial policing and the transnational legacy: the global dynamics of policing across the Lusophone community. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 19(1), 135-136. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895818794097 Rogers, A., & Talbot, A. (2019). When being uncomfortable is important: reflections on power and privilege when conducting research in a foreign country and a second language. Abstract from BSA Annual Conference 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/24958/ac2019_all_abstracts_by_session.pdf Rogers, A., & Ward, T. (2019). Legal consciousness, civil society, and dialogical spaces. Abstract from Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2019, Leeds, United Kingdom. Blackwood, D., Akunna, J., Gilmour, D., Rogers, A., O'Keeffe, J., & Helliwell, R. (2019). Integrated Water Resource Management in Southern Malawi: enhancement report for project expansion. Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW). https://www.crew.ac.uk/sites/www.crew.ac.uk/files/sites/default/files/publication/Malawi_HNI%20project.pdf Rogers, A. (2018). The value of ethnography and legal consciousness in a legally plural context. 41-42. Abstract from Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/af48eb_1b24410b4e934b96b50b0b7eb934f86f.pdf Rigby, P., Fotopolou, M., Rogers, A., & Manta, A. (2018). Responding to unaccompanied minors in Scotland: policy and local authority perspectives. University of Stirling. https://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Portals/80/Responding%20to%20Unaccompanied%20Minors%20-%20Policy%20and%20LA.pdf Malloch, M., Munro, B., & Rogers, A. (2017). Justice, civic engagement and the public sphere: mapping democratic transformations in Scottish society. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. https://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/justice-civic-engagement-and-the-public-sphere-mapping-democratic-transformationsin-scottish-society/ Rogers, A. (2017). Women's rights and legal consciousness in Bolivia: a socio-legal ethnography. In S. Fletcher, & H. White (Eds.), Emerging voices: critical social research by European Group postgraduate and early career researchers (pp. 179-192). EG Press.


Women's rights, ethnography, socio-legal studies, sociology, criminology, violence, gender, cultural studies, southern theory, decolonial theory, postcolonial literature, climate change, culture, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Latin America, Scotland, social justice, social movements, feminism, refugees and asylum seekers.

Outputs (13)


Book Chapter

Rogers A (2021) Naming ‘Femicide’. In: Gordon F & Newman D (eds.) Leading Works in Law and Social Justice. Analysing Leading Works in Law. London: Routledge, pp. 85-98. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429287572-7


Anderson S, Horgan S, Jamieson F, Jardine C & Rogers A (2020) ECR collective response: The future of criminology and the unsustainability of the status quo for ECRs. Commentary on: Sparks R. Crime and justice research: The current landscape and future possibilities. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 2020;20(4):471-482. doi:10.1177/1748895820949297. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20 (4), pp. 487-490. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895820949299

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Rogers A & Talbot A (2019) Being uncomfortable is important: reflections on power and privilege when conducting research in a foreign country and a second language. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, 24.04.2019-26.04.2019. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/24958/ac2019_all_abstracts_by_session.pdf

Book Review

Rogers A (2019) Book review: Conor O’Reilly (ed.), Colonial Policing and the Transnational Legacy: The Global Dynamics of Policing across the Lusophone Community. Review of: Colonial Policing and the Transnational Legacy: The Global Dynamics of Policing across the Lusophone Community Conor O’Reilly (ed.), Colonial Policing and the Transnational Legacy: The Global Dynamics of Policing across the Lusophone Community, Routledge: New York, 2018; 268 pp.: 9781409465300. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 19 (1), pp. 135-136. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895818794097


Rigby P, Fotopoulou M, Rogers A & Manta A (2018) A Place of Safety for Everyone? (Presentation) Separated and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Scotland Programme. Workshop 2, Glasgow, 26.04.2018-26.04.2018.

Book Chapter

Rogers A (2017) Women's rights and legal consciousness in Bolivia: a socio-legal ethnography. In: Fletcher S & White H (eds.) Emerging Voices: Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. London: EG Press. https://egpress.org/content/emerging-voices-critical-social-research-european-group-postgraduate-and-early-career