Emily Ashton has joined the Faculty of Education, University of Regina in a tenure-track position specializing in Early Childhood Education effective July 1, 2019. Ashton is nearing completion of her Ph.D. from the University of Victoria, having obtained her Master’s of Education (2011), a Bachelor of Education (2004), and Bachelor of Arts (2002) from the University of New Brunswick.
Ashton has taught internationally in Malawi and has been a teaching assistant at both the University of Victoria and University of New Brunswick. During her graduate studies, Ashton was the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including the prestigious SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Scholarship, and a number of awards from the Universities of Victoria and New Brunswick. Ashton’s research explores how the cultural connections of childhood are being rewritten under conditions of ecological destruction and political uncertainty.