Dr. Ashley Ruderman-Looff is an interdisciplinary scholar, teacher, and activist, who joins CWGS from the department of Crime & Justice Studies. She holds a PhD in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky, and an MA and BA in English from the University of Kentucky and Gonzaga University, respectively. In the midst of her doctoral training, Ashley worked as a medical advocate for Ampersand: Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY, as a staff medical advocate for 4.5 years. Ashley teaches, researches, and advocates through a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-carceral lens. She lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island, with her wife, Rachel, two cats, and two beehives.