Ryan Edwards


Ryan C. Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and is a Visiting Associate Research Scholar in the Program of Latin American Studies at Princeton University. His research explores the relationship between incarceration, labor, and ecology in Latin America. In addition to studying prisons, Edwards has worked with incarcerated students and organizations centered on higher education in prisons, including teaching at Cayuga Correctional Facility, presenting for the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison, and writing on Latin America for the Global Carceral Archipelago group.


“Convicts and Conservation: Inmate Labor, Fires and Forestry in Southernmost Argentina”Journal of Historical Geography 56, n. 2 (April 2017): 1-13

*CLAH Vanderwood Prize (honorable mention) – Best article on Latin American history not published in HAHR or The Americas

“From the Depths of Patagonia: The Ushuaia Penal Colony and the Nature of ‘The End of the World’” Hispanic American Historical Review 94, n. 2 (May 2014): 271-302