Ashley Walters

Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies; Director, Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture

Address: Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Program
Phone: 843.953.2036

Ashley Walters received her Ph.D. in History with a Ph.D. minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stanford University. Her research explores the history of Jews, gender, race, and immigration in the early twentieth century U.S. Her dissertation, “Intimate Radicals and Radical Intimacies: East European Jewish Women in the Early Twentieth Century Anglo-American Imaginary,” considers the evolving image of East European Jewish women in American discourses through the lens of interethnic and interclass romances on the radical left. In the spring, Ashley will assume the directorship of the Pearlstine-Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture.




Ph.D. in History, Stanford University, 2020

M.A. in Jewish Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012

B.A. in Judaic Studies, SUNY Albany, 2009

B.A. in Anthropology, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2006




JWST 300: African Americans and Jews in U.S. History

JWST 215: Jewish History II: Modern-Present