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Loukia K. Sarroub

Loukia K. Sarroub Marvin C. & Jane N. Nore Professor and Department 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 

  • 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.
  • 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,

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2022 Fellow, Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officers2018 Parents' Recognition Award for Contributions to Students, University of Nebraska Parents Association2012 Recipient of College Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Sciences 2005 Recipient of the National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association Edward Fry Book Award for All American Yemeni girls: Being Muslim in a public school (2005)2003 Recipient of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Distinguished Membership for contributions to the classroom, the campus, and the community, University of Nebraska-Lincol
Member of the American Educational Research AssociationMember of the Literacy Research AssociationMember of Council on Anthropology and EducationMember of the American Anthropology Association