ASPECT doctoral student Mary Ryan published an interview with Wornie Reed, director of the Race and Social Policy Center in the Department of Sociology, in Community Change 2.1 (2018), with Jake Keyel. Community Change is a graduate student journal housed in Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance; Ryan serves as one of the founding members on its editorial board.

In addition, she was one of ten individuals selected to participate in the Pre-conference Workshop on Pedagogy at the 2018 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, which was held from August 30 to September 2 in Boston, Massachusetts. She also presented “Race, Democracy, and the Kerner Commission” as part of Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program, which took place September 19 at the D.C. Jail in Washington, D.C.