Ryan Goeckner, MA, PhD Candidate

Adjunct Professor,
Senior Research Scientist



Areas of Research and Publications

Ryan Goeckner is a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at The Ohio State University.  Since 2014, he has worked with American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance partners on a variety of projects related to American Indian health and identities. His dissertation research focuses on participation in Lakota resistance rides (such as the Dakota 38+2 and Bigfoot Memorial Rides) as a means to develop senses of community belonging and their relationship to mental health.