- PhD (2013) – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Hispanic Literatures, minor in Lusophone literature. Dissertation topic: Alluvial (Re)inscriptions of the Gaucho in Argentine Literature"
- MA (2006) – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Hispanic Literatures
- BA (2004) – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. Spanish, minor in Latin American Studies
- BA (2004) – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. Geography and Land-use Studies, minor in Fine Art
Ryan is a Latin American specialist having received his PhD and MA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he wrote his dissertation on "Alluvial (Re)inscriptions of the Gaucho in Argentine Literature." He also received a dual degree BA from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington in Spanish and Geography.
Ryan has been teaching Spanish language and culture at Carroll since fall of 2014 and is very happy to be part of the Carroll community. He has been teaching at the university level since 2004. Ryan has presented his research at major national and international conferences in the United States, the Caribbean and South America and continues to develop new research projects that include undergraduate participation. Ryan has spent time in Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Hallows is an award-winning instructor and particularly enjoys working with students in the classroom to engage them in social and cultural issues and help instill a desire for life-long learning. Ryan was Editor of the Chicano/Latino literary journal Chiricú and continues to support and study Latinx identities and culture. He is an active member of the Modern Language Association, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Association for Teachers of Foreign Languages. When not on campus Ryan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Teaching and Research Interests
Latin American literature and culture, beginning, intermediate and advanced language, cultural differences in the Hispanist tradition, Hispanic cinema, 19th and 20th century Argentine Literature, dictatorship and Latin American literature, Latin American women writers, gender and sexuality in Hispanic literature and film, twentieth century politics and poetry in Latin America, violence and literature in the Southern Cone, US Latinx literature, social change and literature.