Ashley E. Reis PH.D. | Department of English

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Ashley E. Reis PH.D.

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Ashley E. Reis specializes in 20th and 21st century American literature, the Environmental Humanities, Ecocriticsm, Environmental Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and has secondary interests in Women's and Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Critical Race Studies. Her book project examines the role of whiteness, privilege, and power as central to ecological and climate grief as these phenomena are represented in postwar contemporary U.S. novels. Ashley's public humanities work interrogates racism, colonialism, sexism, and ableism in outdoor recreation, as well as the role of digital storytelling and narrative agency in underrepresented outdoor recreationist groups' efforts to enact equity at the crag, on the trail, and amongst the rapids. She invested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and employs anti-racist and anti-colonial pedagogies. Ashley teaches courses in academic writing and rhetoric (the rhetoric of action and activism, ecocomposition, and more), literature (post-1845 U.S. and American literatures, environmental literature, environmental justice narratives, etc.), environmental studies (introductory courses, equity outdoors, ecology and the mind, and senior seminars), and other interdisciplinary courses. She is the Assistant Book Review Editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Her work appears in ISLE, Western American Literature, Steinbeck Review, and more, and she has contributed to the collection, American Writers in Exile.

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