Criminology, Law, and Justice
Jasmine Ramirez is a master’s student in the Criminology, Law, and Justice program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She acquired her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from UIC in the Spring of 2021. She double-majored in Criminology, Law, and Justice, and Sociology. She also double-minored in Gender and Women’s Studies and Disability and Human Development Studies. She is a Teaching Assistant for CLJ 101: Introduction to Criminology, Law and Justice who educates undergraduate students at UIC. She has a strong passion for teaching others about the field of criminology by discussing topics such as immigration and crime, juvenile justice, homicide in Chicago, etc. Her research and teaching interests revolve around the criminalization of race, gender, and disability. All of which she explores as a disability rights advocate through an intersectional lens. By understanding and analyzing carceral feminisms, racial disparities in sentencing, and ableism within the law, she writes about how the criminal legal system promotes sexist, racist, and ableist practices against marginalized populations across the United States of America.