Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

Associate Professor

Digital media, television, news media, melodrama, parody, science and technology studies, Political subjectivity, politics of affect, democratic transition, social movements, human rights, memory, urban studies, Latin America

Jennifer Ashley is a Term Associate Professor in the Global Affairs Program. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. Her research focuses on media and political change in Latin America.

Ashley was awarded a 2017-2018 Fenwick Fellowship for her project "The Political Afterlife of the Chilean Plebiscite". She is developing a digital humanities site on this project, which can be found here: During fall 2020, she was the Faculty Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Ashley is currently researching Chile's 2019-2020 protests and the upcoming process to write a new constitution, which she writes about in a recent essay in Sapiens: "A Radical Recentering of Dignity."  

Selected Publications

2020. “Context as Content in Chilean Community Media.” In Cultures of the Copy: Alternative Economies and Intellectual Property in Latin/o America, edited by Juan Poblete and Víctor Goldgel Carballo. New York: Routledge.

2018. Chilean Television on Shifting Terrain: Movement towards a Post-Network Era. Television and New Media 20(5): 476-491. doi/10.1177/1527476418776416

2015. "Honorable Piracy" and Chile’s Digital TransitionPopular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture (Special Issue on Piracy and Social Change) 13(1): 6-17.

2014. Prime-time politics: News, parody, and fictional credibility in ChileAmerican Ethnologist 41(4): 757-770.

Courses Taught

GLOA 400: Humor and Global Politics

GLOA 605: Interdisciplinary Research Methods

HNRS 260: Global Student Movements