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Tanetta E. Andersson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: (860) 297-2526 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-032
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Trinity College faculty member since 2013
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ. (2012)
M.A., Case Western Reserve Univ. (2005)
B.A., Case Western Reserve Univ. (1999)

Drawing on her background in medical sociology and inequalities, Tanetta Andersson’s scholarship examines the social meanings and organization--silence, denial, language and interaction--of morally-laden social problems like suicide and gender violence. Her current research explores the interactive, conversational, and gendered social order of sexual consent--actions, motives, interpretations--from young college men’s perspectives. This research is funded by a Trinity College Faculty Research Committee Grant. In addition, Andersson’s students have received funding for research projects through both Trinity’s Summer Research Program ($3500), Student-Initiated Research Grant Program ($300), and presented their work at the 2016 Annual Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society. For Andersson, the most successful days in the classroom are when students are still pinned to their seats, engrossed in a class discussion without realizing that class has ended. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn,” best captures her teaching philosophy. In 2016-2017, Andersson received a Trinity College Center for Teaching and Learning fellowship to develop theory, data, and praxis modules which address sexual violence in her sociology courses. Her teaching has been recognized by awards from student groups ranging from Trinity’s 2017 Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) and Trinity Greek Life’s 2015 Faculty Member of the Year.