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Dr Susan Ashley

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

Susan Ashley is currently AHRC Leadership Fellow with the research project "(Multi)Cultural Heritage: New Perspectives on Public Culture, Identity and Citizenship" # AH/P008984/1. Dr Ashley holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto. Her research on heritage and its relation to subjectivity, representation and citizenship has been published in books by Routledge and Ashgate, and in peer-reviewed journals such as Organization, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Museum & Society and International Journal of Heritage Studies. She also edited the book 'Diverse Spaces: Identity, Heritage and Community in Canadian Public Culture'. Her monograph ‘A Museum in Public: Revisioning Canada’s Royal Ontario Museum’ will be published by Routledge in 2019.

Dr. Ashley also has 20 years of consultancy and government work coordinating projects for culture and heritage sites across Canada. This work included policy, planning and developments related to heritage commemorations, disabled access, and diverse events, media and programs. She also has a background in journalism editing, writing and production for several community newspapers in Canada.

https://northumbria.academia.edu/SusanAshley

Dr Ashley is also a member of the Northumbria University Visual and Material Culture research group.

Susan Ashley

Qualifications

  • Cultural Studies PhD June 30 2011
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Museum in Public, Ashley, S. 22 Aug 2019
  • Introduction: Critical Heritage Studies in Canada, Ashley, S., Terry, A. 2018, In: Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'etudes canadiennes
  • Recognition and repentance in Canadian multicultural heritage, Gordon-Walker, C., Alvarez Hernandez, A., Ashley, S. 2018, In: Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'etudes canadiennes
  • Acts of Heritage, Acts of Value: Memorializing at the Chattri Indian Memorial, UK, Ashley, S. 4 Apr 2016, In: International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Introduction, Ashley, S., Frank, S. 8 Aug 2016, In: International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Museum-making: ‘New’ Canadians reimagine heritage and citizenship, Ashley, S. Oct 2016, Representation and Citizenship, Detroit, Wayne State University Press
  • The Royal Ontario Museum, the Dead Sea Scrolls and critical public engagement, Ashley, S. 3 Oct 2016, Museums and the Past: Constructing Historical Consciousness, University of British Columbia Press
  • Re-colonizing spaces of memorializing: the case of the Chattri Indian Memorial, UK, Ashley, S. 22 Dec 2015, In: Organization: the Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society
  • A museum of our own, Ashley, S. Jul 2014, Museums and Migration: History, Memory and Politics, London, Taylor & Francis
  • ‘Engage the World’: examining conflicts of engagement in public museums, Ashley, S. May 2014, In: International Journal of Cultural Policy

PGR Supervision

  • Frances Guy Start: 01/10/2016
  • Leonie Wieser History-making in an unequal present: Three perspectives on migration pasts in the North East of England Start: 07/10/2014
  • Kathleen Boodhai Start: 01/10/2017
  • Joan Buchanan Valorising Cornish minority heritage: UNESCO and Performative Heritage Start: 01/10/2016

Current and Recent Projects

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • (Multi)Cultural Heritage: New Perspectives on Public Culture, Identity and Citizenship, Ashley, S., Arts & Humanities Research Council, 12/06/17 - 11/06/19, £173,548.00
  • Memorializing as valuation: Examining public culture at the Chattri Sikh Memorial, Brighton, Ashley, S., Arts & Humanities Research Council, 02/09/13 - 31/05/14, £29,577.00


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