Professor of Global Studies in Education & Middle East Studies
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.
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. (2010). Egyptian youths’ quest for jobs and justice. In L. Herrera and A Bayat (Eds.), Being young and Muslim: New cultural politics in the global south and north (pp. 127-143). New York: Oxford University Press.
Herrera, L. (2008). Education and empire: Democratic reform in the Arab world? In International Journal of Educational Reform, 17(4), 355-574.
Herrera, L. (2003). Participation in school upgrading: Gender, class and (in)action in Egypt. International Journal of Educational Development, 23(2), 187-199.
Herrera, L. (2003). Islamization and education: Between politics, culture and the market. In J. Esposito & F. Burgat (Eds.), Modernizing Islam: Religion and the public sphere in the Middle East and Europe (pp. 167-189). London: Hurst & Company.
Herrera, L. (2001). Downveiling: Gender and the contest over culture in Egypt. Middle East Report, 219, 16-19.
Herrera, L. (2001). Accommodating disco and quran: Lay female pedagogues and the education of metropolitan Muslims. In Muslim traditions and modern techniques of power, A. Salvatore (Ed.), Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam (vol. 3) (pp. 225-239). Hamburg: Lit Verlag and New York: Transaction Books.
Herrera, Linda. (2012) Colonial Education Systems, Influence on Middle Eastern Educational Development. In Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. James A. Banks (Editor) Sage Publications, Inc. (photo, Victoria College, Egypt n.d.)
Herrera, L. (2018) review of Pedagogy of the Heart. By Paulo Freire. Translated by Donald Macedo and Alexandre Oliveira. (Bloomsbury Academic, New York and London, 2016). In International Review of Education. Volume 64, Issue 5, pp. 697-699.
IN THE MEDIA
Articles in online media platforms 2011-2018 (See also youtube)
Critical voices in critical times: Fanon, race & politics - an interview with Mireille Fanon-Mendès France on the legacy of her father, Frantz Fanon. 11 September, 2017. IN openDemocracy, North Africa and West (NAWA) Asia section. part 1/2
Interview with Mireille Fanon-Mendes France on Fanon, Race and Politics. part 2/2