Sarah Ryan, M.A., Cert., M.L.S., Ph.D.
Sarah Ryan is the Empirical Research Librarian and a Lecturer in Legal Research at the Yale Law School. Her main areas of interest are research study design, empirical legal studies, and diaspora and genocide studies. She serves on the editorial board of Energy Research & Social Science. In 2013, she co-edited Dialogues across Diasporas: Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of Africana and Latina Descent in Conversation, with Marion Rohrleitner (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield). She has published articles in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Journal of Development Communication, Energy Research & Social Science (forthcoming), Contemporary Argumentation & Debate, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Peace Review, LRSQ, Perspectives, Spectrum, Review of Communication, Women & Language, The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, Encyclopedia of Undocumented Immigrants, and Films for the Feminist Classroom, as well as numerous chapters, reports, and working papers for organizations such as the Connecticut Bar Association, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at the City University of New York, the Social Justice Initiative of the University of Texas at El Paso, and the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda.
From 2001-2004, she served as Director of the Bronx Defenders Debate Initiative, an after-school program serving high school students at Title I schools in Harlem and the Bronx. Sarah was Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs (2006-2009) and Interim Director of Women’s Studies (2008-2009) at Baruch College (City University of New York); and Assistant Professor, Research Fellow, and Faculty Coordinator of the Social Change Communication master’s program for the Philippines at the University of Texas at El Paso (2009-2012). Currently, Sarah serves on the Executive Committee of the Law Librarians Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and as chair of that section’s Outreach Committee. She is a member of the Schaffer Grant for Foreign Librarians fundraising committee for the American Association of Law Librarians. She is a member of the American Association of Law Librarians, American Library Association, Law Librarians of New England, Society for Empirical Legal Scholarship, and a life member of the Eastern Communication Association.
Sarah graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio (BA in Organizational Communication and Spanish, summa cum laude), Ohio University (MA in Interpersonal Communication, Grad. Cert. in Women’s Studies, PhD in Rhetoric, secondary concentration in Political Science), and Texas Woman’s University (Master of Library Science).