Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

Associate Professor

Digital media, television, news media, melodrama, parody, political campaigns, Political subjectivity, politics of affect, democratization, 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. She is currently researching Chile's 2019-2020 protests and the 2021-2023 attempts to write a new constitution.  

Ashley was awarded a 2022-23 ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grant for her project "The Afterlife of the 1988 Chilean Plebiscite". She is in the process of developing a digital humanities site on this project, which can be found here:


Selected Publications

2022. “The Art of Living Together: The Work of Caiozzama, Delight Lab, and LASTESIS during Chile’s 2019-2020 Protests.” Anthropologica 64 (2): 1-7.

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 101: Introduction to Global Affairs

GLOA 386: Media, Technology, and Globalization

GLOA 491/492: Honors Seminar

GLOA 605: Interdisciplinary Research Methods

HNRS 260: Global Student Movements