• PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, Adam Smith Fellow

Joan Ryan is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include demography and international development, particularly in understanding the constraints that the Global South confronts in light of historical sociopolitical relationships with the Global North. Joan earned an MA in sociology from the University of Washington and a BS in sociology and economics from Singapore Management University. She was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellow during the 2021-2022 academic year.