Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson
18 Tate Hall

PhD, University of Missouri, English/creative writing, 2022

MA, University of Cincinnati, creative writing – nonfiction, 2017

MA; Kent State University; literature, cultural/critical theory, and social practice; 2014

BA; Ashland University; creative writing, journalism/English; 2009

Research interests: creative writing (creative nonfiction and fiction,) rhetorical genre studies, queer theory, feminist studies, American literature (post-WWII to present)

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study

  • Creative Writing
  • Women's and Gender Studies in English

Pronouns: she/her

Ashley Anderson's work has appeared in Newfound, Hobart, Tahoma Literary Review, Wraparound South, Assay, and others.  Her current projects include an essay collection exploring constructions of femininity, an experimental memoir-in-essays about her gradnmother's dementia, and a book-length essay about the May 4th Massacre at Kent State University.  When not writing or teaching, Ashley can be found trying out a new craft project or recipe she most likely found on the internet.

Awards and Honors

Mizzou 18 Award, University of Missouri

Mizzou 39 Mentor Recognition, Class of 2022, University of Missouri

William Peden Award for Outstanding Teaching of Creative Writing, University of Missouri

Greg Lopez Scholarship in Creative Writing, University of Missouri

Creative Writing Fellow, University of Missouri

Finalist, 2016 Walter Rumsey Emerging Writers Grant, Ohioana Library Association

Selected Publications

“Flash Paper” Hobart, December 2019

“Visitation” Black Fork Review, December 2019

“Erasing Memory of Skin” Hive Avenue Literary Review, October 2019

“Honeybees” Newfound, October 2019

“On Visiting the Holocaust Museum” Badlands Literary Journal, April 2019

“Teaching Structure with John McPhee’s ‘The Search for Marvin Gardens.’” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies 5.2 (Spring 2019).

“Locks” Wraparound South, winter 2019

“On Watching The Handmaid’s Tale with Him” The Manhattanville Review, December 2018

“Petals” Tahoma Literary Review, July 2018

“AWP Panel Recap – Flesh and Blood: Women Writing Our Bodies” Assay Journal Blog, March 2018

“What We’re Reading: South and West” The Cincinnati Review Blog, April 2017

“Selling Transcendence” The Quarterly of the Santa Fe Writer’s Project, March 2017

“Playing with the Essay: Cognitive Pattern Play in Ander Monson and Susan Sontag” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies 2.2 (Spring 2016).

“Up In Smoke” Peripheral Surveys, August 2010 issue