Ashley Mog is a Ph.D. candidate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. She holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in Women Studies and a MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research involves oral histories with queer, trans, and disabled activists who are working in coalition with other activists. This work is part her larger project to analyze how 'comfort' is constructed and how this determines access to public space. She works on creating connections between feminist studies, disability studies, critical race studies, and transgender studies more broadly.
She has presented her work at the National Women’s Studies Association conference, the Oral History Association conference, Queer Practices, Places, and Lives II, the Society for Disability Studies, and the American Studies Association conference. She is on the leadership team for the Queer Caucus at the Society for Disability Studies conference. Her publications include “Threads of Commonality in Transgender and Disability Studies” in Disability Studies Quarterly and “Embodied Knowledge and Accessible Community: An Oral History of Four Rehearsals and a Performance,” co-authored with Liam Lair, in The Oral History Review https://ohr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/02/16/ohr.ohw023.short?rss=1
Ashley's work is currently supported by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship. Her work has also been supported by the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award from Re:Gender (formerly National Council for Research on Women) and the Jim Martin Travel Award in the Humanities from the Hall Center for the Humanities at KU.