Saba Khan Vlach

Credentials: University of Iowa

Position title: 2022 Committee Chair

Saba Khan Vlach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The University of Iowa. She is a Pakistani-American, Muslim woman. Saba taught elementary school for 17 years in Arlington, Texas. She earned her Master’s at Texas Woman’s University in Reading Education and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Saba’s research interests include teachers’ enactment of critical pedagogies, (diverse) children’s literature, literature discussions, young children’s reader responses, and inservice teacher education. Saba’s scholarship and practice draws on the conceptual frameworks of Freire’s theory of critical literacy, Kumashiro’s theory of anti-oppressive education, and Brown’s theory of humanizing critical sociocultural knowledge. Saba is thrilled to be on the SABA Committee!