Ashley Muchow

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice

University of Illinois at Chicago


Ashley Muchow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of social inequality and the role of policy in alleviating or aggravating these disparities. Her work examines how the modern leveraging of the criminal justice system to control immigration influences criminal justice practice and the welfare of minority communities. Her research has documented a “chilling effect” of intensified immigration enforcement on immigrant contact with police, and in ongoing work, she examines whether community policing initiatives can offset this spillover effect. In concurrent research, she explores how federal and local policy influence Latinx contact with the criminal justice system more broadly. Dr. Muchow received her PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in June 2019.


  • Cr(immigration)
  • Neighborhood effects
  • Social stratification
  • Health and education equity
  • Applied econometrics


  • PhD in Policy Analysis, 2019

    Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • BA in Economics and BA in Finance, 2009

    Loyola University Chicago