Current EAP Post-doctoral Fellows

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Ryne Clos

Hometown: Lenoxburg, Kentucky

Ph.D. International Peace Studies and Latin American History, Notre Dame

Ryne Clos is a cultural historian of twentieth-century Central America. He was granted his doctorate in International Peace Studies and Latin American History from the University of Notre Dame in January 2016. His research is centered on the connections between identity, religion, social change, and structural violence. Specifically, he investigates the development of liberation theology in Nicaragua in the 1960s and 1970s as an organic response to the population’s poverty and lack of institutionalized agency. He is also a lover of language and culture, generally speaking, making hobbies of language study and film-reviewing. He has taught courses in Central American History, World History, Writing and Rhetoric, and English Pronunciation.  


Brandon Ds

Brandon Cook

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Ph.D. Medieval Studies, Notre Dame