Ashley Elrod
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5624
Early Modern Europe, Disability Studies, History of Science, Magic, and Religion
Courses Taught
HIST 111A: World History: The West to 1500 302B: Age of Reformation 307B: Age of Enlightenment 309: History of Disability
HIST 300W: The Historian's Craft
HIST 302B: Age of Reformation
HIST 307B: Age of Enlightenment
HIST 309: History of Disability
HIST 343: Science, Magic, and Religion in History
HIST 393: Capstone for History Majors
Research Interests
European history, German history, disability, guardianship, legal culture, gender

Duke University

History, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

“‘Moral Madness’: Representations of Prodigality, Disability, and Competence in German History,” in Disability in German-Speaking Europe: History, Memory, and Culture, ed., Linda Leskau, Tanja Nusser, and Katherine Sorrels (under contract with Camden House, 2022).

“Denouncing the Spendthrift: Debating Social Identity in the Court of Law and Public Opinion,” in Names and Naming in Early Modern Germany, edited by Beth Plummer and Joel Harrington. Berghahn Publishers (Oxford, UK), May 2019.

Additional Information

Awards & Honors:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute “Global Histories of Disability,” 2018
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & Council for European Studies, Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research Scholarship, 2013-2014


LWH 4093
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5624
Office Hours
Fall 2021: Tues & Thurs 1:45-3:15 p.m. and additional days/times by appointment. Available via phone and Zoom; in-person meetings upon request.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae