Sarah Ryan is co-founder of the Rwanda Research Group (RRG) and an area specialist in conflict rhetoric and organizational and public sector communication. Since 2007, she has published extensively on imihigo (i.e., performance contracting), umuganda (i.e., compulsory communal labor), women’s agronomy groups, and post-secondary education in Rwanda. In 2009, the RRG’s work was featured in the “15th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide” special issue of Peace Review. That same year, Ryan successfully co-authored the funding proposal for Rwanda’s first social science master’s program, in gender studies (via the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation). Ryan received her Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2006. She served as Interim Director of Women’s Studies at Baruch College, The City University of New York before joining the Communication faculty at The University of Texas at El Paso.