Advisor: Walter Stern
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
Field of Study
- U.S./North American History
- Ryan, S. “Facebook’s Australian news wipeout showed it can delete our history at any time.” The Guardian, 1 March 2021.
- Ryan, Siobhan. “Columbia University’s ‘Gym Crow’: What the Contest over a Public Park Reveals about the Link between Race and Space” [Norman Harper Prize Winner]. Australasian Journal of American Studies 39, no. 1.
- 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