Professor Selwyn Ryan dies age 86

Home*Cover Story*News

Professor Selwyn Ryan dies age 86

Social scientist, Professor Selwyn Ryan, has died.

According to reports, he passed away at his home last night.
However, it is unclear how he died.

Ryan, 86, had a Phd Political Science from Cornell University (1966) and a BA in History from the University of Toronto (1960) and was a Professor Emeritus at the University of the West Indies’ St Augustine Campus.

He authored over 25 books, including Race and Nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago. At the 2019 launch of his last book, “Ryan Recalls,” which chronicled his memoirs, Ryan described it as his best book ever.

MR Ryan had Parkinson’s disease and had restricted eyesight.

Minister of Communication Symon De Nobriga has conveyed his deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and love ones.
In a statement the Minister said he heard the sad news and thinks that the country will be all the poorer for his passing.
As a writer, researcher, political scientist and as an academic he will be missed but he will live on in the body of his work and the memories forged with those he impacted throughout his life.