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Andrea Dyrness
Associate Professor of Educational Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2323 Office Location: McCook Academic Building 312
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Trinity College faculty member since 2005
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of California, Berkeley (2004)
M.A., Univ. of California, Berkeley (2001)
B.A., Brown Univ. (1995)

As an anthropologist of education, Andrea Dyrness explores the role of culture in education, inviting students to study education itself as a cultural process, as well as the ways schools respond to cultural diversity, the struggles of immigrant groups for cultural rights and inclusion, and the cultural knowledge of diverse communities as a resource for teaching and learning. In her courses, students engage “the local” and “the global” through fieldwork in local schools and community organizations and readings and films that offer transnational perspectives on critical educational issues. Her research has explored the citizenship practices of transnational Latino communities in the United States, Central America, and most recently, Spain. 

Andrea received her B.A. in Anthropology & Educational Studies from Brown University and her Masters and Ph.D. in Social & Cultural Studies in Education from the University of California at Berkeley. She has held fellowships and appointments in El Salvador, Spain, and Denmark.