(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 was awarded the Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.