Dr Ryan Nehring
Ryan Nehring is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, where he works on a Wellcome Trust-funded research project titled From Collection to Cultivation: Historical Perspectives on Crop Diversity and Food Security.
His research is broadly interested in the historical development of agriculture in shaping both local and global food security. Most of Ryan’s research has been conducted in Brazil, where he previously worked as a researcher on sustainable development for the United Nation’s Development Programme’s International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. In addition to his academic research, Ryan occasionally serves as a consultant for development agencies on issues related to rural poverty reduction, local food systems and sustainable development.
Dr Nehring gained his MS and PhD in Development Sociology at Cornell University. He also has an MA in International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University in Canada, and a BA in Languages and International Studies from the College of Saint Scholastica.