Charlotte Ryan

Professor Charlotte Ryan serves on the Steering Committee of UML’s Climate Change Initiative and coordinates the CCI’s Environment and Society minor.

She is a Professor of Sociology with expertise in Social Movement Communication, and Food and Environmental Justice. She conducts basic research on how groups build learning communities, coalitions, and movements.

“The technology we are most lacking (to stem climate change) is the technology of community.” 
— Bill McKibben

Selected Publications

Ryan and Jeffreys (2019) Beyond PrimeTime Activism: Communication Activism and Social Change.

Ryan, C., and Brown, K. F. (2015). To Act in Concert: Environmental Communication From a Social Movement Lens. In A. Hansen, and Cox, R. (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Communication. New York, USA: Routledge

Additonal Info

Media Research Action Project
URBAN Research Network Publications

Academic Program

Coordinator, Environment and Society


Fast Food, Hot Planet

Curriculum Module

Fast Food/Hot Planet Curriculum Page


Dr. Charlotte Ryan
Associate Professor, Sociology
Dugan, 205G
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Phone: 978-934-4310 (W)