Ryan Tsapatsaris

Ryan Tsapatsaris

Ryan Tsapatsaris
  • Doctoral Candidate

Ryan Tsapatsaris is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. He holds graduate degrees in American Studies, Liberal Arts, and Communication.  Ryan currently has two projects under review: an analysis of the “platform counterpublics” that contest the corporate discourses of Care.com and a methods framework for analyzing temporally and medium-dissimilar subaltern media artifacts.

Ryan’s dissertation research focuses on intellectual conflict and the role of social media, institutions, and critical theory within these conflicts.  

As a hobby, Ryan sells Beanie Babies online (is it 1998?). He has fully accepted that, inevitably, this will lead to a future research project.


  • B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2015
  • M.Phil., University of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • A.M., University of Pennsylvania, 2019