Ashley Gjovik’s Portfolio of Research & Writing

Ashley M. Gjøvik

Journalist & Academic Author

I been a writer and editor in some form or anther since I was a teenager, editing my schools creative writing publication and working as a teacher’s assistant in literature and writing classes. I have a passion for non-fiction writing and poetry.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences, with minors in Literature and Writing. I was honored by the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. I’ve won awards at law school for academic excellence in my studies of legislation, statutory analysis, public health, and property rights.

I’ve been published in a number of publications including Modern Diplomacy, The National Interest, CovertAction Magazine, SF Bay View, Business Insider, Monthly Review, Transcend Media, and & “Quote of the Day” in the New York Times.

I also write in two Substacks: Big Tech Politics and The People’s History of Silicon Valley. I’m also working on a Medium column.

I’m passionate about academic research and writing, historical and legal analysis, & investigative journalism. I’m available for commissioned research and writing projects including articles, analysis, case studies, op-eds, reports, and reviews. Contact me to discuss.

Published Work

CovertAction Magazine, Whistleblowers Are the Conscience of Society, Yet Suffer Gravely For Trying to Hold the Rich and Powerful Accountable For Their Sins,” Ashley Gjovik, April 2023

CovertAction Magazine, Nestlé’s Blatant Misconduct Shows Us the Darkness of Capitalism, Ashley Gjovik, February 2023

Big Tech Politics,How I Learned Ex-Apple Execs Run a Secretive Home Security Tech Company,Ashley Gjovik, October 2022

Big Tech Politics, “Field Notes on Regulatory Capture – Part II, Ashley Gjovik, September 2022

The People’s History of Silicon Valley, “Native Californian Freedom Fighters,” Ashley Gjovik, May 2022

The National Interest, “Antitrust Action Supports Human Rights, Not Just Competition,” Ashley Gjovik & Benjamin Ismail, July 2022

Big Tech Politics,A Blatant and Aggressive Disregard for the Law,” Ashley Gjovik, June 2022

Big Tech Politics, “Field Notes on Regulatory Capture – Part I, Ashley Gjovik, May 2022

The People’s History of Silicon Valley, The Silicon Valley Pro-Confederacy Movement,” Ashley Gjovik, May 2022

The People’s History of Silicon Valley, “The Silicon Valley Concentration Camps,” Ashley Gjovik, May 2022

Big Tech Politics, “Big Tech are Private Regulators of Digital Expression,” Ashley Gjovik, April 2022

GreatFire & AppleCensorship, “Taken Down” A Look into Apple’s Transparency Reports,” ForwardAshley Gjovik, April 2022

Business Insider, “I was fired from Apple after making several labor complaints against the company. Speaking out feels like going up against a powerful government, Ashley Gjovik, Sep 16, 2021

Modern Diplomacy, Elon Musk’s ‘City-State’ on Mars: An International Problem,” Ashley Gjovik, 2021 [Substack]

Modern Diplomacy, Chagos: An Achievement in Self-Determination with a Treacherous Path to Decolonization,” Ashley Gjovik, 2021

Citizen Yang,Groundwater Rise: An International Problem that California Must Solve,” Ashley Gjovik, 2021

San Francisco Bay View, “I Thought I Was Dying: My Apartment Was Built on Toxic Waste,” Ashley Gjovik, 2021

Portland State University, “Acceptable Use Policy,” Ashley Gjovik, 2014

Mashable, Lead Contributor: A Digital Bill of Rights,” 2013 

Unpublished / In Progress Work

“Best Practices for Truth & Reconciliation Commissions,” Transitional Justice, University of Oxford (2021). ​

“Selective Justice & the Politics of Victimization: A Critique of ​Rwanda’s Gacaca Process,” Transitional Justice, University of Oxford (2021). 

“Climate Change Localism: Creating a Platform for International Non-State Political Agreements,” International Law, Santa Clara University School of Law (2021). 

“Human Rights & Santa Clara County, California Jails During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Public Health Law, Santa Clara University School of Law (2020). 

“Math & Poetry: Rhythm, Meter, & Rhyme,” Excursions in Mathematics, Portland State University (2010).

“Victor Frankenstein’s Creature: A Search for Home,” British Romanticism, Portland State University (2009).

“West Africa’s War: Liberia’s Collapsing Government & The Refugee Crisis in Guinea,” Political Issues & Foreign Affairs, (2004). 

Reviews of my Work

“Ashley’s poems have a mythic quality that can take the mundane world and make it intriguing and titillating. Her work has a sardonic element that provides both levity and honesty. She keenly references pop culture, academia, and consumer products while having tongue planted firmly in cheek. She is willing to go to challenging places not to make a statement, but to open up discussion. She courageously delves into matters of sexuality, capitalism, religion, and alienation, while avoiding heavy-handedness. A reader of her work is rewarded with poignant commentary on modern life, with all its nuances and vibrancy.”

– Advanced Poetry Writing, Portland State University (2011)



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