Siobhan Ryan


Advisor: Walter Stern

Siobhan Ryan


I study U.S. urban history and the history of education. I am particularly interested in researching how urban universities expanded after WWII, displacing working-class communities of color and contributing to racial and economic stratification in cities. I completed my B.A. in Australia, where I wrote my Honours thesis on the University of Sydney’s destruction of a small, inner-city neighbourhood called Darlington during its post-war expansion.


B.A., (Honours, Class I), University of Sydney, 2020


  • U.S./North American History

Selected Publications

Selected Awards

  • University Medal in History, University of Sydney, 2020
  • Norman Harper Prize, Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association, 2020
  • John Frazer Scholarship, University of Sydney, 2020