AboutDr. Ashley Caranto Morford (she/her) is a diasporic Filipina-British settler and scholar whose work is accountable to and in relationship with Indigenous studies, Filipinx/a/o studies, critical race studies, anti-colonial methods and praxis, and digital humanities. She is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Ashley’s current research asks how literature by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) writers can help settler Filipinx/a/os understand how to be better and more accountable kin and relations to Black and Indigenous communities in colonially called North America.
Ashley is a co-founder of Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed, a digital humanities partnership committed to anti-colonial digital research and pedagogy, with Arun Jacob and Dr. Kush Patel. She is also co-editing a forthcoming anthology with Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos and Dr. David Gaertner, which examines Twitter as an Indigenous territory. The anthology will be published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
EducationPhD (2021): English Literature with enrolment in the graduate collaborative Book History and Print Culture program, University of Toronto (Canada)
MA (2014): English Literature, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
BA with Distinction (2013): Double Major in English Literature and Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University (Canada)