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Lydia Saravia

  • Professional Lecturer
  • PhD, ​Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago​​
  • Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-0078
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  • ​SAC 378

Research Interests

Multilingual speakers, English Language Learners (ELL), Bilingual and Intercultural Education, Education policy, Teacher preparation, Language rights, Indigenous rights, Immigration experience of students, First-generation students, Transnationalism, Anthropology and Education, Literacy and culture. 


  • Morales, P.Z., Vazquez, V., Saravia, L. (in progress) Regaño as caring: Discursive strategies promoting bicultural academic identities in a dual immersion classroom.Linguistics and Education.
  • Raza, S., Saravia, L., Katsiaficas, D. (fall 2018) “You don’t know if people are going to be hostile about it”: Examining the ways in which undocumented college students critically navigate the disclosure of status. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
  • Saravia, L. (Fall 2016) Mi Tía: Stories of a murdered scholar in Guatemala. The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. 16, pp. 162-168.

 Book Chapters

  • Morales, P.Z. & Saravia, L. (forthcoming) The practice of cariño for emergent bilingual students: Latinx students in U.S. and indigenous Guatemaltecos. In M. Pacheco & P.Z. 
  • ​Morales (Eds.), Transforming schooling for second language learners: Policies, pedagogies, and practices. Information Age Publishing.