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Carrie Ryan
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Carrie Ryan

Associate Professor of History

Carrie Ryan is a cultural historian and associate professor of history at St. Norbert College. Her research focuses on how everyday cultural practices connect to identity, politics, consumerism, science and race. She is also interested in historical analysis of photographs, maps, monuments, museum objects, paintings and other non-textual sources.

  • HIST 105 Conquistadores (FYS)
  • HIST 131 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 132 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 212 Digital Humanities
  • HIST 371 Revolutions in Latin America
  • HIST 372 Borderlands in Latin America
  • HIST 373 The U.S. in Latin America

  • B.A. – Lawrence University
  • M.A. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Conquest of the Desert: Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History. University of New Mexico Press, November 2020. Awarded the Thomas McGann Book Prize in Modern Latin American History, Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, 2021.

Noble and Delicate Sentiments: Museum Natural Scientists as an Emotional Community in Argentina, 1862-1920. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 47:1 (February 2017): 42-75.

Our Indigenous Ancestors: Museum Anthropology and Nation-Making in Argentina, 1862-1943. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, September 2015.