Linda Herrera, professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a social anthropologist with regional expertise in North Africa and West Asia (NAWA) with a focus on Egypt. Her research deals broadly with education, citizenship, globalization and geopolitics. She interrogates questions around changing cultures of schooling, the politics of social policy, and youth in relation to technology, media, precarity, migration and work. For more details see youth studies , education studies, publications in Arabic and ABOUT.
Books, Monographs & Edited Journals
Selected Articles & Chapters
Youth- Cultures, Policy, Precarity, Family
(see youth studies)
Education, Citizenship, Colonialism & Islam
(see Education Studies)
Herrera, L. (2011). Eduquer la nation : les dilemmes d’un système éducatif à l’ère de la mondialisation. In V. Battesti et F. Ireton (Dirs.), L’Égypte au présent, Inventaire d’une société avant revolution (pp. 685-714). Paris: Sindbad-Actes Sud, collection La Bibliothèque Arabe.
Herrera, L. (2010). Education and ethnography: Insiders, outsiders, and gatekeepers. In A. Mazawi & R. G. Sultana (Eds.), World yearbook of education 2010: Education and the Arab world: Political projects, struggles, and geometries of power (pp. 117-131). New York: Routledge.
Herrera, L. (2008). Education and empire: Democratic reform in the Arab world? In International Journal of Educational Reform, 17(4), 355-574