Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist from Baltimore, Maryland. An enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, she has been active in the Baltimore Lumbee community for many years, and regularly visits communities throughout the U.S South and Latin America as well. Ashley is a professor of the practice and folklorist in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also serves as the inaugural director of the minor in Public Humanities. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland College Park, where she is completing her dissertation on the changing relationship between the Baltimore Lumbee community and the neighborhood where they first settled.
- PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland College Park
- MFA, MA, Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
- “Revisiting the Reservation of Baltimore’s Fells Point” in Baltimore Revisited: Rethinking and Reimagining a Right to the City, N. King and K. Drabinski, eds. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
- “800-1000 Words Toward Decolonization,” Alternate ROOTS, July 19, 2019.
- “A quest to reconstruct Baltimore’s American Indian ‘reservation,’” The Conversation, April 23, 2019.
- “A conversation with Ashley Minner, Baltimore American Indian Center,” in Engaging Heritage: Engaging Communities, B. Onciul, S. Hawke and M. Stefano, eds. Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2017.
- “Standing in the Gap: Lumbee Cultural Preservation at the Baltimore American Indian Center” in The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage, M. Stefano and P. Davis, eds. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
- AMST 101 – Introduction to American Studies
- AMST 345 – Indigenous Heritage: Issues of Representation and Ownership
- PUBH 200 – Introduction to Public Humanities
For more information, visit ashleyminnerart.com.