Ph.D., Univ. of California, Berkeley (2004)
M.A., Univ. of California, Berkeley (2001)
B.A., Brown Univ. (1995)
Andrea Dyrness is an Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College. Her scholarly interests focus on the relationship between education and struggles over cultural rights, identity, and inclusion in the United States and Latin America. She has studied the schooling experiences of Latino (im)migrant communities in California and, most recently, transnational communities in El Salvador with ties to the United States. In her courses, students engage “the local” and “the global” through fieldwork in Hartford schools and community organizations and readings and films that offer transnational perspectives on critical educational issues.
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, and was a Fulbright Fellow in El Salvador.