Biography

Linda Herrera (PhD Columbia University) is a social anthropologist with regional specialization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She works in the fields of global studies in education, Middle East Studies, and critical youth studies. Her research examines questions around education and critical democracy, youth and citizenship in the digital age. She curates the work-in-progress website for global democracy education, Democracy Dialogue @ www.democracydialog.com.

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Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2011 - 2015

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

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Awards, Honors, Associations

Professor Education Policy Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 - present

Research & Service

Linda Herrera (PhD Columbia University) is a social anthropologist with regional specialization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She works in the areas of global studies in education, critical youth studies and media studies. Her research examines questions around education and critical democracy and youth and citizenship in the digital age. She curates the work-in-progress website for global democracy education, Democracy Dialogue @ www.democracydialog.com.

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Publications

Herrera, L., & Abdelrahman, M. (2015) Arab youth: Disruptive generation of the 21st century. Handbook of Contemporary Middle East and North African History Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York  link >

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. (2015) Citizenship under surveillance: Dealing with the digital age International Journal of Middle East Studies 47 (2), 354-356  link >

Herrera, L. (2012) Youth and Citizenship in the Digial Era: A view from Egypt Harvard Educational Review 82 (3), 333-352  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 Page Jadaliyya, Arab Studies Institute, 2012 - 2013

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Courses

Methods of Educational Inquiry Offers a graduate-level introduction to research in education, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods designs and approaches. Key concepts include: identifying a research problem, reviewing the literature, design and analysis, communicating evidence, and the ethics of research. Students should gain the ability to effectively evaluate and critique design/methods sections of research publications; plan and design research studies; and organize a presentation of research to an audience of peers. Course Information: Same as EPOL 550, EPSY 573, and SPED 550. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.: identifying a research problem, reviewing the literature, design and analysis, communicating evidence, and the ethics of research. Students should gain the ability to effectively evaluate and critique design/methods sections of research publications; plan and design research studies; and organize a presentation of research to an audience of peers.

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.

Linda Herrera

Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Contact

Office

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

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