Ryan Hagen studies risk and social change, through research at the intersection of organizations, cities, technology and the environment. He is interested in how groups and institutions construct perceptions of the future, how those perceptions shape actions in the present, and how this work of anticipation influences macro-level social change. Using primarily ethnography and archival research, his research has appeared in Social Forces, Social Forum, Sociological Science and Sociologica.
He is co-director of the NYC COVID-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive. More information is available at his website, www.ryan-hagen.com.