Dr. Joelle Ruby Ryan, Class of 2005

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Dr. Joelle Ruby Ryan, Class of 2005

Dr. Joelle Ruby Ryan graduated from UNH in 2005. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an activist for various progressive causes, including feminism, racial and economic justice, pacifism, size acceptance/weight diversity and transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay liberation. She is a the author of Gender Quake: Poems and the co-producer (with Peter Welch) of three autobiographical films, including Transilience, which is currently in production. In her teaching, research, organizing and activism, Joelle tries to promote inclusion, intersectional analyses and community-building for positive social change. She is currently a Lecturer in Women's Studies and the Director of TransGender New Hampshire.