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Dr. Ashley Parcells

Dr. Ashley Parcells

Assistant Professor of History

Social Sciences

Email address  aparcel@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7217
Office location  Gooding-217


  • Ph.D.,Emory University, 2018
  • M.A., Emory University, 2015
  • B.A., University of Washington, 2011
  • B.A., University of Washington, 2011

Fields of Study

  • African History
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Colonialism and Empire
  • Atlantic World
  • Legal History
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Oral History

Courses Taught

  • The Modern World (HIST 150)
  • Africa in Global History (HIST 189)
  • Contraception in the Modern World (HIST 350)
  • Humanitarianism and Development in Africa (HIST 350)
  • South Africa (HIST 350)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • "Rural Development, Royal History, and the Struggle for Authority in Early Apartheid Zululand (1951-4)."  Journal of African History 59, no. 2 (2018).
  • Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Agnes Scott College, 2017-2018   
  • Mellon Digital Publishing Fellowship, Bill & Carol Fox                           Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, (declined), 2017-2018
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Bill & Carol Fox                       Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, (declined), 2017-2018
  • Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Emory University, (declined), 2017-2018)
  • Graduate Student Prize, Institute of African Studies, Emory University, 2017
  • Mathews Prize for Dissertation Research, Department of History, Emory University, 2015
  • Social Science Research Council                                          Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2014
  • Summer Foreign Language Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowship University of Kansas African Studies Center, 2014
  • Research Grant                                                                                Professional Development and Support Fund, Emory University, 2013, 2015