Loukia K. SarroubMarvin 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
- 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.