Ryan Allen is an associate professor of community and economic development in the urban and regional planning area. His research focuses on the community and economic development processes of immigrants in the United States. Recently, he has focused on how households have responded to the foreclosure crisis as well as how the foreclosure crisis has affected neighborhood quality in the U.S. He is also interested in immigrant home ownership and entrepreneurship. His practical research approach to these topics draws upon the strengths of multiple disciplines, including sociology, economics, and political science, and takes advantage of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
In The Media
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler affirmed support for undocumented citizens in response to a petition calling for the school to be made a sanctuary campus. Associate professor Ryan Allen was among the faculty and staff who worked on the petition along with Minnesota Student Association president Abeer Syedah, who is a Humphrey School employee. Allen and Syedah are both quoted.
Several Humphrey School faculty members were quoted in this coverage of their panel discussion regarding how President-elect Trump might approach key issues facing the country.