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Dr. Marta Ascherio

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice Sciences
Schroeder Hall - SCH 421
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Dr. Ascherio is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice Sciences and Latin American and Latino Studies. She received her PhD in Sociology from University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests are in criminology, race and ethnicity, and international migration.

Current Courses

360.001Issues in CJS: Immigration, Crime, and the Criminal-Legal System

287.004Independent Study

400.008Independent Study

101.002Introduction To Criminal Justice Sciences

101.003Introduction To Criminal Justice Sciences

109.001Introduction To Latina/O Studies

291.004Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences

PhD Sociology

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

MS Community Development and Applied Economics

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

BA Political Science/Political Theory

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

Book, Chapter

Ascherio , M. Criminology, An Overview. Lester R. Kurtz (EDs), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict, vol. 1 3rd Edition. Elsevier Academic Press (2022)
Ascherio , M. Immigrant Political Incorporation and Social Inclusion. Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (EDs), Reduced Inequalities: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer (2021)

Journal Article

Ascherio , M. An Intersectional Analysis of System Avoidance. Gender & Society (2023)
Ascherio , M. Do Sanctuary Policies Increase Crime? Contrary Evidence from a County-Level Investigation in the United States. Social Science Research 106 (2022)
McMahon, E., Busia, K., & Ascherio, M. Comparing Peer Reviews: The Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council and the African Peer Review Mechanism. Journal of African and Asian Studies (2013)
McMahon, E., & Ascherio, M. A Step Ahead in Promoting Human Rights? The Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council. Global Governance 18.2 (2012): 231-248.

Technical Report

Erfani, A., Garcia, M., Ascherio, M., Kraus, A., & Rossi, M. Pushing Back Protection: How Offshoring and Externalization Imperil the Right to Asylum. National Immigrant Justice Center and (2021)
Altman, H., & Ascherio, M. Policy Brief: 5 Reasons To End Immigrant Detention”. National Immigrant Justice Center (2020)