Ashley Veronica Reichelmann
Department of Sociology
676 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Dr. Ashley Reichelmann is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She is an affiliate faculty of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention and the Race and Social Policy Research Center. Her research focuses on collective memory and past violence as a cause and consequence of contemporary violence and prejudice, specifically focusing on the concept of threat. With specializations ranging from hate crimes and school shootings to prejudice and identity theory, her work sits at the crossroads of social psychology, race studies, and criminology, attempting to better understand how past violence impacts modern identity and intergroup relations. Current projects include the impact of memorialization on local communities, the relationship between White racial identity and sociopolitical attitudes, and how racial identity and emotion affect the interpretation of representation of historical violence.
- Racial threat
- Social psychology (modern identity and intergroup relations)
- Race and ethnic relations
- Conflict and violence (collective violence and hate crimes)
- Ph.D., Northeastern University
- M.Sc., University of Bristol
- B.A., The College of New Jersey
- Chair of Membership Committee, Section on Social Psychology, ASA (2019-2020)
- Chair of Mentorship Committee, Peace, War and Social Conflict Section, ASA (2019-2020)
- Member, American Sociological Association
- Member, American Society of Criminology
- Member, Society for Women Sociologists
- Member, Southern Criminal Justice Association
- Member, Southern Sociological Society
- Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Investigator Award, American Sociological Association (2016)
- Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Teaching, Northeastern University (2016)
- Provost’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Northeastern University (2017)
Reichelmann, Ashley V. Reichelmann, James Hawdon, Matt Costello, John Ryan, Catherine Blaya, Vincente Llorent, Atte Oksanen, Pekka Räsänen, and Izabela Zych. 2020 (online). “Hate Knows no Boundaries: Content and Exposure to Online Hate in Six Nations.” Deviant Behavior.
Pilny, Andrew, Marshall S. Poole, Ashley V. Reichelmann, and Brian Klein. 2017. "A structurational group decision-making perspective on the commons dilemma: results from an online public goods game.” Journal of Applied Communication Research 45(4):413-428.
Radford, Jason, Andrew Pilny, Ashley Reichelmann, Brian Keegan, Brooke Foucault Welles, Jefferson Hoye, Katya Ognyanova, Waleed Meleis, and David Lazer. 2016. "Volunteer Science: Online Laboratory for Experiments in Social Psychology." Social Psychology Quarterly 79(4): 376-396.
Levin, Jack, and Ashley Reichelmann. 2015. "From thrill to defensive motivation: The role of group threat in the changing nature of hate-motivated assaults." American Behavioral Scientist 59(12):1546-1561.
Liem, Marieke, and Ashley Reichelmann. 2013. "Patterns of Multiple Family Homicide." Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary and International Journal 18:44-58
Hunt, Matthew O., and Ashley V. Reichelmann. 2019. “Racial Identity and Racial Attitudes among White Americans.” Pp. 217-238 in Identities in Everyday Life, edited by J. Stets and R. Serpe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Reichelmann, Ashley V. 2018. “When You Are a Racist, Theoretically Speaking: Empirically Demonstrating Blumer's Group Position Theory.” Pp. 31-56 in Sociological Theory, Methods, and Perspectives, edited by J. H. Michalski. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Levin, Jack, and Ashley Reichelmann. 2016. "News aus Newtown? – Berichterstattung US-amerikanischer Massenmedien nach schweren Gewalttaten (The Newtown Massacre: How American Journalists Responded)." Pp. 95-105 in Die mediale Inszenierung von Amok und Terrorismus: Zur medienpsychologischen Wirkung des Journalismus bei exzessiver Gewalt, edited by F.J. Robertz and Robert Kahr. Weisbaden, Germany: Springer Fachmedien.
English translation: Levin, Jack, and Ashley Reichelmann. 2017. “The Copycat Phenomenon in the Aftermath of the Newtown School Shooting.” AJCS. March 2017.
Reichelmann, Ashley. 2008. "The Layers Within Her: An Ethnographic Study of the Development of a Holocaust Survivor's Voice." TCNJ Journal of Student Scholarship XI:1-14.
Baldwin, Andrea N., Ashley V. Reichelmann, and Anthony Kwame Harrison, eds. 2019. Standpoints: Black Feminist Knowledges. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Publishing.
- National Science Foundation, RAPID Grant, Memorialization and Community, $49,909, 2018.
- College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Humanities Summer 2018 Stipend, $4,000, 2018.
- College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Incentive Grant, $4,500, 2017.
- Fahs-Beck Scholar, Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program, Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation at The New York Community Trust, $4,400, 2016.
- Graduate Student Researcher Award, Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, Boston, MA, $2,000, 2016.
April 2017: From Ideology to Mobilization, 2016-2017 Yale Genocide Studies Seminar Series "Group Threat and Racial Violence: Exploring Modern-Day Hate Crimes," Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, New Haven, CT
Mar. 2019: Women’s History Month, “White Fright: Collective Threat as a Racialized Feeling in White Americans,” The College of New Jersey, Lawrenceville, NJ
- CRIM 3434: Systems of Justice
- PSVP/SOC 2044: Peace and Violence
- PSVP 4104: Global Society, Violence and Prospects for Peace
- SOC 3204: Social Research Methods
Chair: Courtney Ross (2020-Present)
Member: Steve McGlamery (2019-Present); Lisa Yost (2019-Present)
Chair: Sara Aftab (2020-Present); Rachel Kidd (2019-Present)
Member: Jonathan Lloyd (2017-2019); Whitney Hayes (2018-2019); Maria Scaptura (2018-2019)
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