Latin American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley

Term Assistant Professor

Latin America; social movements; political subjectivity; youth studies; media; journalism; information technology

Jennifer Ashley is a Term Assistant Professor in the Global Affairs Program. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at Brown University in 2011. Her research focuses on media and social movements in Latin America. Her book manuscript, Programming Transitions: Television, Protest, and Place-Making in Chile, examines the anticipation and friction that accompany political and technological change. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, this project explores how Chilean television, historically and presently, mediates the relation between individual life projects and the promise of democracy. Professor Ashley comes to Mason from Tulane University where she taught courses in Communication, Sociology, and Latin American Studies.

Selected Publications

2015. "Honorable Piracy" and Chile’s Digital Transition. Popular 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 Chile. American Ethnologist 41(4): 757-770.