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Andrea Dyrness

University of Colorado Boulder

Andrea Dyrness is an Associate Professor in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice, and a faculty affiliate in Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is an anthropologist of education specializing in transnational migration, diversity, and citizenship in comparative perspective. Her research investigates how young people growing up transnational communities, particularly in Latin American and Caribbean diasporas, learn to become critical, active citizens. Her forthcoming co-authored book, Border Thinking: Latinx Youth Decolonizing Citizenship (University of Minnesota Press, Spring 2020) explores the meaning of transnational experiences for Latinx youth in California, El Salvador, and Spain, and the implications for democratic citizenship. Andrea is also the author of Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education (Univ of Minnesota Press, 2011), and has published in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, and other journals. She has been an Associate Editor for Anthropology & Education Quarterly since January 2018. Andrea taught from 2005-2017 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and has held fellowships and appointments in El Salvador (1998-99 and 2008-09), Spain (2013-14), and Denmark (2014).

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