A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Ashley R. Smith



BA, summa cum laude, baccalaureate honors, English, 2009, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ; MA, Cinema Studies, 2012, New York University, New York; PhD, Screen Cultures, (anticipated) 2019, Northwestern University, Evanston. Selected Conferences: Society of Cinema and Media Studies; Film & History; Orphans Midwest; Backward Glances. Selected Invited Presentations: “Wilderness, Maniacs, and the Abjecting of the Rural Other,” Northwestern University, Evanston. February 2018. “Grittier and Grungier: New American Horror and the 1970s.” Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. November 2017.


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