Ryan James Parsons

3rd Year Graduate Student
Email Address: 
rjparson@princeton.edu

Ryan is a candidate in the joint degree program in sociology and social policy. His general interests cover community and urban sociology, political sociology, and stratification. His research is motivated by prior experience working in China and the Mississippi Delta region. For his dissertation he will study the structure of community life, race relations, and reactions to economic change in a rural Mississippi town. 

Before coming to Princeton Ryan was a project manager at the University of Mississippi's McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement. He holds bachelors degrees in international studies and Chinese from the University of Mississippi and an M.Phil. degree in development studies from the University of Cambridge.