Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He specializes in international relations and comparative politics.
Ryan's research is published in International Organization and World Development. He has also published a number of pieces in Foreign Policy and The Monkey Cage.
Ryan has received outside support for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the MacArthur Foundation.
He is affiliated with the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary as a Principal Investigator on the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Project.
Ryan Powers, Daniel Maliniak, and Barbra F. Walter. 2013. "The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations." International Organization.
"Best Thesis in International Relations" in the UW-Political Science Department for his dissertation "Macroprotectionism: The Causes and Consquences of Temporal Variation in Mass Trade Preferences."