Ashley Rose Young is a PhD Candidate in History at Duke University. She is a co-founder and research assistant for the Duke Digital History Working Group. From 2012-2014, she was a scholar of both the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge and HASTAC. Her dissertation, “Nourishing Networks: Provisioning Southern Cities in the Atlantic World,” engages network theory and digital mapping to trace the global interconnectivity of public food markets in the nineteenth century.
Ashley is also a research fellow and guest curator at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans where she curated the Lena Richard: Pionieer in Food TV Exhibit and Oral History Project and the Taste Terroir Tapestries: Interactive Consumption Histories Exhibition. She is an oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance and curated the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Oral History Project. Ashley is a co-convener of the Subnature and Culinary Culture Program at Duke University, which seeks to critically analyze street food culture and non-traditional modes of cooking and eating.