Ashley Mears is an American writer, sociologist, and former fashion model. She is currently an associate professor of sociology at Boston University. Mears is the author of Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model, and is regularly quoted in media as an academic expert in the culture and economics of fashion.

Books in order of publication:

Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model2011
Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit2020