Loukia K SarroubProfessor & Graduate Chair
Ph.D., Michigan State University
B.A. with Distinction, University of Chicago
My primary areas of interest in research and teaching include literacy studies and adolescent literacies; language and culture and sociolinguistic analyses; anthropology and education; cross-cultural studies; immigrant communities in the US and Europe; youth cultures; Middle Eastern populations in the US, including fieldwork and research in Yemeni and Iraqi communities; ethnography and qualitative research methods, discourse analysis, language and gender in education; education policy and social analysis. I have a courtesy appointment in the Department of Anthropology, and I am affiliated with the following: the Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools; the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Measurement in Education Program; and, Women and Gender Studies.
Public Media Highlights
- Interviewed and cited in "Two of 21st Century's Most Toxic Words: Why Climate Change has Become Political by Lauren Dietrich, July 2020:
- Interviewed and research cited for Washington, DC- based Weekly Standard news article, The Girls Who Go Away by Kaylee McGee, June 22, 2018: https://www.weeklystandard.com/kaylee-mcghee/meet-the-yemeni-child-brides-of-dearborn-michigan
- Featured by the Lincoln Journal Star’s Cindy Lange-Kubick, In the Silence, the Suffering of Yemen,https://journalstar.com/news/local/cindy-lange-kubick-in-the-silence-the-suffering-of-yemen/article_bc0ca21e-2dda-5b08-a268-460c909c6535.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
- Invited to be Panelist for public Film Screening and Post-Screening Discussion of “Between Allah and Me (And Everyone Else)" (2017) as part of a joint Women's and Gender Studies colloquia series on Gender, Fashion, and Media. Ross Theater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Publication featured as “scintillating study”: http://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2015/11/12/boys-speak-out-on-reading
- AERA Division G. (October 2014), (Inter)National Social Justice Issues and the Academy Podcast featuring Dr. Loukia K. Sarroub (UNL) & Dr. Warren Chezare (MSU) https://aeradivg.wordpress.com/divgpodcasts
- Sarroub, L.K. (Sunday, September 11, 2011). The wanding of America: Who we are now. Lincoln Journal Star, (p. B13). http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/article_6b4f87a8-8dbb-5767-bff5-6a30cdd85cc0.html
- Interview with Loukia K. Sarroub. Yemeni culture in the US, #5. Discovering Yemen. Available on iTunes U, PRI Radio International, America Abroad.
For more information about my work and publications, please visit my website, loukiaksarroub.com.