Ashley Tibollo, PhD Student

PhD Candidate Ashley Tibollo.

Concentration: 17th & 18th Century France & Empire | History of Medicine and Disability



BA History, SUNY at Buffalo


Ashley received her Bachelor's in History from the University at Buffalo in 2010. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the department's Outstanding Senior Award. After a number of years working as an auditor and compliance analyst for an insurance firm, she moved to teaching English as a second language part time while staying at home with her daughter. After falling in love with teaching and spending a few years teaching at local middle and high schools, Ashley decided to come back to UB to pursue a PhD in History. Her research interests include medicine and disability in early modern France and its Atlantic colonies. Her paper, "Brave Acts: Transmigration and Suicide in the Early Modern Atlantic World," has been selected for inclusion as a chapter in the forthcoming book New Perspectives in Africana Studies Volume 1.