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Linda Herrera

Linda Herrera is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is co-editor with Asef Bayet of Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global North and South, published by Oxford University Press (2010). Among Herrera's writings in the book of essays is the chapter "Young Egyptians' Quest for Jobs and Justice."

Stories by Linda Herrera


A Tyee Series

'Isn't the Nation Supposed to Be the People?'

Meet Dina, pious, educated and sick of corruption. Second of two portraits of young Egyptians yearning for change.

By Linda Herrera, 16 Feb 2011


A Tyee Series

Egypt's Youth-Led Revolt: Two Who Yearned for Change

Karim and Dina are very different, but share a firm belief that Mubarak's regime blocked their future. First of two parts.

By Linda Herrera, 15 Feb 2011


A Tyee Series

Two Young Men Who Sparked Egypt's Revolt

Tunisian Mohammed Bouazizi burned himself alive. Egyptian Khaled Said was beaten to death by police. The potency of their stories is why Mubarak fears the Internet.

By Linda Herrera, 1 Feb 2011