Ashley Isabell Miller

Meet Ashley

Hey there! I am Ashley Miller. I use she/her pronouns. I am originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I currently live in Chicago with my orange cat, Duncan, and I am entering my third year of the Ph.D. program in Disability Studies. Before coming to UIC, I studied English Literature and Philosophy at Susquehanna University. After, I completed my MA in English with an emphasis in Disability Studies at the George Washington University so my background is firmly rooted in the humanities
and critical theory.

Why did you choose DHD at UIC?
I chose DHD at UIC for several reasons, but most importantly because I was seeking a program that would grant me exposure to disciplines outside of the humanities. This program has such a diverse faculty and staff with all different backgrounds that it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for!

What do you want to do with a DHD degree?
I would love to pursue a career in academia – either in teaching or publishing!

Research Interests
My research interests are in disability representation in the genre of life writing and/or personal narrative.

B.A., English Literature, Susquehanna University 2017 B.A., Philosophy, Susquehanna University
2017; M.A., English Literature, The George Washington University 2019