Karla Lucht

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Advisor: 

Areas of Research: 

My research interests include multicultural representation and social justice advocacy in library collections and services for youth (or lack thereof) and conflicts of race, ethnicity, and culture in youth literature. I am currently using a Critical Race Theory lens to explore cultural depths and identity representations in titles that include mixed-race Asian-American/Canadian ("hapa") characters.

Field Exam Area: 

Youth Literature and Services

Education: 

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)

MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BA, English Studies, Illinois State University

Courses Taught: 

Instructor, LIS 506A Youth Services Librarianship, Fall 2015

Instructor, LIS 590MYL Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature, Spring 2015

Co-instructor (with Cass Mabbott), LIS 403LEA Literature and Resources for Children, Fall 2014

Instructor, LIS 590MYL Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature, Summer 2014

Instructor: LIS 403LEA Literature and Resources for Children, Fall 2013

Instructor, LIS 590MYL Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature, Summer 2013

Instructor, LIS 390RGI Race, Gender and Information Technology, Spring 2013

Teaching Assistant, LIS 403 Literature and Resources for Children (Instructor: Kate McDowell), Fall 2012

Teaching Assistant, LIS 490YS Youth Services Community Engagement (Instructor: Kate McDowell), Fall 2012

Honors and Awards: 

ALISE /University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award, 2013

Related Topics

Youth Literature, Culture, and Services, multicultural literature