Biography

Linda Herrera (PhD Columbia University) is a social anthropologist with regional specialization in the Middle East and North Africa. She works in the fields of global studies in education, international development, and youth and technology. Her research examines questions around critical pedagogy, power struggles in the digital age, and the intersections of education, critical citizenship, and social justice movements.

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Key Professional Appointments

Senior Lecturer of Development StudiesInternational Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 2005 - 2011

Associate ProfessorEducation Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2011 - 

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Education

Ph.D., Comparative and International Education, Columbia University

M.A., Anthropology and Sociology, American University in Cairo

B.A., Middle East Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research & Service

Linda Herrera (PhD Columbia University) is a social anthropologist with regional specialization in the Middle East and North Africa. She works in the fields of global studies in education, international development, and youth and technology. Her research examines questions around critical pedagogy, power struggles in the digital age, and the intersections of education, critical citizenship, and social justice movements.

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Publications

Herrera, L. (2014) Revolution in the age of social media: The Egyptian popular insurrection and the internet Verso: New York and London, USA link>

Herrera, L., , ., Herrera, L. (2014) Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Routledge: New York, USA link>

Herrera, L. (2012) Youth and Citizenship in the Digial Era: A view from Egypt Harvard Educational Review link>

Herrera, L., . M. Peters, . (2011) The Educational and political significance of new social media: a dialogue with Linda Herrera and Michael A. Peters E-Learning and Digital Media link>

Herrera, L., Bayat, A. (2010) Being young and Muslim: new cultural politics in the global south and north.. Oxford University Press: New York, NY link>

Herrera, L., Torres, C. (2006) Cultures of Arab schooling: critical ethnographies from Egypt.. State University of New York Press: New York, NY link>

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Service

Co-editor of Jadaliyya's On Media and Reporting Page2012 - 2013

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Courses

Global Youth & Citizenship Discusses youth and citizenship in a global context. Covers the social construction of children and youth, the sociology of global generations, education and social media, and new youth movements in the digital age. Draws on a diversity of case studies from North America, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Latin America.

Politics of Education Overview of the political structure and processes through which many of the major issues in education are treated; analyzes nature of the policymaking process in education and discusses the roles of principal participants in the process of educational decision making, but focuses on fundamental recurring issues in education and the ways these issues have been resolved or not resolved by the overall system. Particular attention to the role that both the federal and state judiciary as well as legislative authority have had in shaping educational policy. Course Information: 2 or 4 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours.

Social Media and Global Change Social media is a new frontier of politics, religion, commerce, courtship, and education. It has altered an array of social relations from statecraft to sex. The course draws on case studies from across the globe to explore the wide-ranging transformation taking place, from how people organize mass uprisings, to ways the mange the most intimate details of their lives. Examples will be taken from the Middle East, East Asia, Africa, Latin America, the US and Europe. Course Information: Same as AFST 325, ASST 325, EURO 325, INFO 325, LAST 325, REES 325, and SAME 325.

Linda Herrera

Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Contact

Office

332 Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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