Ashley’s research attempts to define the modern-day, de facto version of the Hollywood Production code as it pertains to intersecting identities that fall under the umbrella of blackness in contemporary films and television. Her work also examines how black artists and media makers navigate within or sidestep this Hollywood system while working to address these same intersections, as black liberation ideologies morph and collide over time. More broadly, Ashley is also interested in Afrofuturism, black feminist theory, television studies, as well as remakes and adaptations as cultural artefacts.
- Introduction to Film, CA - Autumn 2021
- History of International Cinema, Part III: 1960 to Present, CA - Spring 2021
- History of International Cinema, Part I: The Silent Era, CA - Autumn 2019