I am committed to public scholarship. This means that I aim to publish my research and scholarly work in accessible spaces and sharing my insights with the public through media interviews and public talks.
Scholar Strategy Network: Stabilization and Equity: Response to Urban Fiscal Crisis in Flint, MI and Beyond
News and Trade publications authored by Ashley:
Kent State College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter: COVID-19 and Local Democracy: What Are the Implications? (with Amanda Clark, April 30, 2020)
PA Times: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Insufficient Engagement Practices (with Hanna Lebovits and Amanda Clark, March 25, 2020)
PA Times: Prison Management and Efficiency and Equity Trade-Off (with Hannah Lebovits and Meghan Novisky, March 27, 2019)
PA Times: Michigan’s Municipal Takeover Law
The Society Pages: Stabilization and Equity (reprint of SSN brief)
Flint: Our Community, Our Voice: What I Learned While Studying Flint’s Municipal Takeover: An Introduction
Flint: Our Community, Our Voice: What I Learned While Studying Flint’s Municipal Takeover: Fiscal Stability Versus Local Democracy
Flint: Our Community, Our Voice: What I Learned While Studying Flint’s Municipal Takeover: Final Thoughts
Flint: Our Community, Our Voice: Empowered Participation: What Cities (including Flint) Can do to Foster Meaningful Participation
News and Media citing of featuring Ashley’s research and scholarship:
Belt Magazine: Organizing Labor in a Pandemic (Hannah Lebovits, May 15, 2020).
Medium: What Happened in Democracy in Flint, MI Could Happen after COVID-19 (Heath Brown, May 10, 2020).
MLive: Near Total Authority of Emergency Managers Impacted Flint Water Crisis, UM Study Says (Ron Fonger, April 29, 2020)
APPAM (2012 conference): quick interview, regarding my interest in municipal takeovers.
Grand Rapids Magazine: Protest Signs and Picketing: Grassroots Anthology Explores Local Activism
[Media] Reviews of Ashley’s research & scholarship:
MLive: After Studying Flint, Author Suggests Eliminating Emergency Managers (Ron Fonger, December 2, 2019)
*Reviews in academic journals can be found here.
News, Media, & Podcast Interviews with Ashley:
No Jargon Podcast: Episode 201: Death by a Thousand Cuts (December 19, 2019)
Rapid Growth Media: Voices of the People: New Book to Showcase Grand Rapids’ Activist Community
Pieces about Ashley:
Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE): Ashley E. Nickels, Rutgers-Camden PhD student, serves as guest editor for Journal of Public Affairs Education
GVSU Success Story: Activist wins Advocacy Award
Academic writing: check out Ashley’s online CV