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Your Full Name: 
Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher
Institution: 
University of Waterloo
Department/Program Affiliation: 
Department of English Language and Literature
Education: 
Ph.D., North Carolina State University (Chair: Carolyn R. Miller)
Professional Status: 
Associate Professor
Website: 
https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar/arkelly

History

Twitter Username: 
watscicomm
Biography: 
Prof. Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher (formerly "Ashley Rose Kelly") is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo, in Canada. Mehlenbacher is also an Ontario Early Researcher Award holder (2017-2022), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant holder (2018-2022), and the winner of the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Fellows’ Early Career Award. Previously she was an Assistant Professor of Communication, Networks, and Innovation in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Mehlenbacher is a past-President of The Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (2018-2019) and current Member of the Board of Directors for ARSTM (2019-present). Before joining Waterloo, Mehlenbacher was an Assistant Professor of Communication, Networks, and Innovation in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Mehlenbacher is a rhetorical scholar whose research examines how science communication is changing with new–especially networked–technologies and also with different communities, such as citizen scientists, becoming involved in scientific research. The objective of this research is to understand how different systems interact to include or exclude different stakeholders. Her research is especially concerned with genres of science communication, expertise and expert networks in multidisciplinary research teams, citizen science, ethos in grassroots scientific research, and biohacking and hacker participation in scientific research. Broadly, her research engages science communication, environmental communication, risk communication, science studies, and rhetoric of science, technology and medicine. Mehlenbacher is the PI of the Democratization through Education in Medicine, technolOgy, and Science Lab (Demos Lab) at the University of Waterloo: https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar/arkelly/research-team