Ashley Squires, Ph. D. ~ Director
Ashley Squires is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the New Economic School, where she teaches Advanced College Writing and courses in American culture, such as "Religion and the Making of Modern America" and "Unreal City: Urban Environments in Literature and Film." This is her third year at NES. Ashley received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Her research and teaching are inspired by writing pedagogy, American literature, Western religion, and the medical humanities. Her book project, Healing the Nation: Literature, Progress and Christian Science, which was published by Indiana University Press in 2017, investigates the impact of Christian Science on late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century American literature. Her articles appear in Arizona Quarterly, American Literary Realism, Studies in the Novel, Book History, and Literature Compass.