Ulli Ryder

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Contact Information

E-mail: uryder@email.usc.edu

Biographical Sketch

Ulli K. Ryder received her MPW (Master of Professional Writing) from USC in 1999 and MA in Afro-American Studies from UCLA in 1997, after completing a BA in English and African American Studies at Simmons College in 1995. She has been the Senior Editor for Publications at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA since 1999. Her dissertation compares the experiences, poetry and activism of women in the Black Arts and Chicano movements. She is interested in exploring racial/ethnic identity formation and the ways in which marginalized peoples in the U.S. have organized around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation. Her dissertation committee includes: Judith Jackson Fossett, Teresa McKenna, George Sanchez and Sarah Banet-Weiser.


  • B.A. Simmons College, 12/1994
  • M.A. UC - Los Angeles, 06/1997
  • M.P.W. USC, 05/1999

Employment History

  • Graduate Student in Residence for Diversity Outreach, University of Southern California, 2007 - 2007
  • AMCS Fellows, Loyola Marymount University, 2008-2009



  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534