(B.A., American Studies, Barnard College, 2006)
Ashley has taught a seminar for Penn's Critical Writing Program on "Daniel Defoe and the Global Eighteenth Century," and she has co-coordinated Penn's Postcolonial Studies Reading Group, Latitudes. She has been supported by a FLAS grant from Penn's South Asia Center and a Critical Language Scholars Grant from the U.S. State Department, both for the study of Advanced Hindi, and by a FLAS grant from Penn's Middle East Center for the study of Advanced Persian. Ashley has also been awarded an Alumnae Association of Barnard College Fellowship, a Huntington Library fellowship, and was named a Dean's Scholar for the 2010-2011 academic year. In March 2012, she co-organized a conference that sought to answer the question, Transnationalism: A Useful Category of Analysis?
For the 2013-14 academic year Ashley has been awarded the Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. In the fall of 2014 she will join the faculty of Georgetown University as assistant professor of eighteenth-century British and transatlantic literature.