Ashley L. Elrod, PhD
I am an Instructor of History at Duke University, where I earned a doctoral degree in History in 2017. My teaching and research interests focus on the early modern and modern history of disability, law, and adult guardianship in Europe and the United States. From 2016 to 2017, I served as the faculty adviser of the Duke Disability Alliance, a dynamic student-led group that promotes disability rights, access, and inclusion on Duke’s campus and in the broader community. In 2017, I co-founded the Disability and Access Initiative at Duke University, a faculty working group committed to integrating disability studies principles and greater access and inclusion into higher education classrooms. I have served as a board member of the Alliance of Disability Advocates in Raleigh since 2017. I am honored to serve the people of North Carolina through the Statewide Independent Living Council.