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Lydia Saravia

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.

Courses Recently Taught

  • WRD 102x: Basic Writing II for Non-native English Speakers
  • WRD 103: Composition and Rhetoric I
  • WRD 103x: Composition and Rhetoric I for Non-native English Speakers
  • WRD 104: Composition and Rhetoric II
  • WRD 104x: Composition and Rhetoric II for Non-native English Speakers
  • LSP 200: Sophomore Seminar on Multiculturalism in the United States
  • WRD 547: Urban Literacies


  • ​​Saravia, L. (2019) Lessons from Guatemala: Fear of cultural and linguistic loss and a curriculum of urgency. [Special Issue: Indigenizing TESOL] TESOLers for Social Responsibility Newsletter.
  • Morales, P.Z., Saravia L., Perez, M.F. (2019) Multilingual Mexican-origin students' perspectives on their Indigenous heritage languages. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal. 13(2), 91-121.
  • Raza, S., Williams, Z., Katsiaficas, D., Saravia, L. (2019) Interrupting the cycle of worrying: Financial implications of the California DREAM Act in the lives of undocumented college students. Review of Higher Education. 43(1), 335-370.
  • Raza, S., Saravia, L., and Katsiaficas, D. (2018). Coming out: Examining how undocumented students critically navigate status disclosure. Journal of Diversity in Higher Educationdoi: 10.1037/dhe0000085
  • ​Saravia, L. (Fall 2016) Mi Tía: Stories of a murdered scholar in Guatemala. The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. 16, 162-168.

Book Reviews

  •  Saravia, L. (Autumn 2020). Book review of L.D. Monzó. A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity. Radical Philosophy. 2, 102-104

 Book Chapters

  •  Morales, P.Z. & Saravia, L. (2019) 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. (pp. 237-256). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

 Accepted and Forthcoming

  •  Morales, P.Z., Vazquez, V., Saravia, L. (accepted with minor revisions). Valuing Spanish and Spanish speakers: Regaño as caring in a dual language immersion classroom. Linguistics and Education.​