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.
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. She is currently working on a project related to access to justice for refugee families entering Scotland.
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 with colleagues in the Division of Natural and Built Environment at Abertay University.
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:
Violence against women
Gender and the environment
Refugees and asylum seekers
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.