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Ryan Calder, PhD student in sociology

Ryan Calder

Ryan Calder is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, doing field research on the revolutions across the Middle East-North Africa region. In early 2011 he spent time in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout, and Libya, trying to understand the social roots of the "Arab Spring" — "why these unprecedented uprisings are happening and what they mean to ordinary people."

Calder's research interests include economic sociology, political sociology, political economy; the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia; globalization, finance, Islamic banking, and Islamic jurisprudence.

Posts by Ryan Calder

5-20-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Remembering Anton Hammerl
4-22-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?“It’s funny, but Gaddafi brought out the best in us”: Social solidarity and the Libyan revolution
4-18-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Would Libyans accept a deal granting Gaddafi immunity from prosecution?
4-14-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Benghazi’s kids learn emergency first aid
4-4-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Accordion war: Why does the front in Libya keep moving back and forth?
3-30-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Nicolas Sarkozy: The most popular man in Libya