Ryan Goeckner

Institution: University of Kansas Medical Center
Position: Research Associate
Location: Kansas City, KS
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: American Indian religious traditions, oral traditions, and activism


Ryan Goeckner is a recent graduate from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on American Indian religious traditions, specifically the role oral traditions play in contemporary Lakota communities. Since 2014, he has worked at the Center for American Indian Community Health, a founding member of the American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance a non-profit organization working alongside Native communities to address health and educational disparities.

Research Interests

  • American Indian Religious Traditions
  • Oral Tradition
  • Belief In The Paranormal And Supernatural
  • American Indian Activism

Database Contributions

Entry name ProgressPublished Date modified
Lakota Religious Traditions July 09, 2019