Dr. Ashley Busby

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Art History
Email: ashley.busby@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-493-2533
Office Location: 233 Talbot


B.A., Southwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin



Ashley Busby received her doctorate in 2013 from The University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation titled “Picturing the Cosmos: Surrealism and Astronomy, 1920s-1940s.” She joined the Nicholls art department in January 2019. She previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Southwestern University, and Susquehanna University. Her research continues to center on the intersections of art, science, and the occult as well as more recent work on teaching pedagogy, food and performance art, as well as 20th century women artists. Dr. Busby has previously published essays in two museum catalogues for the Georgia Museum of Art (Tracing Vision: Modern Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art and Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana). She has also had her research on pedagogy and technology featured on the website Art History Teaching Resources.