Office Location: Ketchum 351
Pronouns: She/They - Ella/Elles
M.S., University of Massachusetts Boston - Critical Ethnic and Communities Studies, 2020
B.A., University of Massachusetts Boston - Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies, 2018
A.A., Massachusetts Bay Community College - Liberal Arts, 2015
Research as praxis, Transnational Feminisms, anti-violence community organizing, and the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, space, and violence.
Originally from Santurce, Puerto Rico, Ashley Torres’s research interests revolve around transdisciplinary and praxis-based approaches. They have been involved in projects working with Black Latin American, and Caribbean community organizers. Torres’s M.S work– completed at the University of Massachusetts Boston–was a participatory ethnographic research project with women of color and gay community leaders who reside in public housing residentials in metropolitan Puerto Rico. Torres’s collaborative master project focused on problem-solving during times of crisis, exploring forms of resistance, and imagining possible futures. Torres plans to continue community-centered research with community organizers.