Ryan Acton

Ryan Acton

Lecturer on Social Studies
Ryan Acton

Ryan Acton is a cultural and intellectual historian. He focuses on how culture and the market shaped each other in the twentieth-century United States. He is also interested in the history of class, business, meritocracy, and higher education. Ryan’s book project is a history of Harvard Business School. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015.



2016-17 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
History and Literature 90bz: Harvard, Meritocracy, and the Making of Elites (Fall)
Social Studies 98pd: Capitalism and American Culture Since the Gilded Age (Spring)

Contact Information

338 William James Hall