Terri Anderson

Terri Anderson

Continuing Lecturer

Office: 211 Haines Hall

Email: terri.anderson@ucla.edu

Phone: 310-749-4421

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Lecturer in Sociology

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Terri Anderson has a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA, and B.A degrees in Sociology, Psychology, & Philosophy. She teaches sociology courses at UCLA, Occidental College, and UCLA Extension, in a diverse range of topics, including Hip & Cool: A Study of Distinction & Exclusion (a course on the modern hipster), Pranks & Troublemaking: The Sociology of Cognitive Mischief, Art/Entertainment & Social Change, Sociology of Food, Sociology of Emotions, Sociology of the Family, Animals & Society, Sociology of Gender, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Mental Illness, Social Psychology, Media & Mass Communications, Occupations & Professions, Self & Society, Living Consciously: Philosophy in Everyday Life, and of course Introductory Sociology. She has taught well over 200 courses at 11 colleges & universities, also including Pitzer College, Loyola Marymount University, Chapman University, CSU Northridge, and Santa Monica College.

She also directs an international art community, AMP: The Artists’ Meeting Place & Resource Collective. AMP has over 4,000 members, working at all levels, in all fields of art, in 86 countries worldwide. Dr. Anderson created AMP in 2005, and has since produced various multimedia art events in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. She enjoys very long research-related road trips with Charlotte & Rose, her adopted Dalmatian girls. At 8400 miles driven, 2014’s trip was the longest yet, while 2015’s 7400 mile trip focused on small towns you’ve probably never heard of (which doesn’t make them hipster). Dr. Anderson hopes to acquire a strong & reliable four wheel drive vehicle by summer of 2016, because climbing wet dirt and gravel roads in the Appalachians with a Thrifty rental minivan just doesn’t work.


Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA

M.A., Sociology, UCLA

B.A., Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, UC Irvine


Self & Family, Sociological Epigenetics, Hipsters, Art Worlds, Pedagogy.


This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Surival Manual for Students (4th Edition), Inge Bell, Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson, Terri L. Anderson

Boys Doing Art: The Construction of Outlaw Masculinity in a Portland Oregon Graffiti Crew, Martin Monto, Janna Machalek, Terri L. Anderson. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, December 2012.

Awards & Grants


One of the Most Memorable Educational Experiences at UCLA, chosen in survey of graduating seniors, Winter 2006.