Ulli Ryder

Ulli Ryder

Ulli K. Ryder is director of Intercultural Student Engagement. She has earned degrees in English and African American Studies (BA, Simmons University), African American Studies (MA, UCLA), Professional Writing (MPW) and MA and PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Ryder was dean of Arts & Humanities at Bristol Community College before coming to RISD. She is the former senior editor for publications at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and served as academic director of a leadership program for sub-Saharan women with the US Department of State. She was a member of the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity, has taught at institutions such as Brown University, URI and Simmons University, and is scholar-in-residence in the Office of the Chaplains at Brown University. She is co-editor of Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age (Annenberg Press, 2015). Her expertise has been sought by media outlets such as MSNBC, WGBH, The New York Times and Huffpost.

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