Published Work

Finn, H. & Avni, S. (2016) Negotiating Academic Literacy in Community College Developmental Writing, Current Issues in Language Planning 17(3-4), 369-384.

'Avni, S. (2016). Historical perspectives on diasporic language education:  Hebrew education in the US from the 1920s to the present The International Journal of Sociology of Language 2016, 119-138.

Avni, S. (2015). Negotiating language ownership: Hebrew charter schools and the American Jewish Press. Language and Communication 45, 83-95.

Avni, S. (2015) The meanings of Hebrew: Defining bilingual education in dual language charter school education. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 18(2), 188-202.

Avineri, N. & Avni, S.  (2015). Introduction to N. Avineri & S. Avni (Eds.), Language Policy and the Reconceptualization of Religions as and in Institutions. [Special Issue]. Language Policy.

Avni, S. (2015). Book Review. Becoming Frum: How newcomers learn the language and culture of Orthodox Judaism. Language in Society, 44(1), 113-116.

Avni, S. (2014) Hebrew education in the United States: Historical perspectives and future directions. Journal of Jewish Education, 80(3) 256-286.

Avni, S. (2014). Hebrew in the North American linguistic landscape: Materializing the sacred. In B. Spolsky, M. Tannenbaum, & O. Inbar (Eds.), Challenges for language education and policy: Making space for people (pp. 196-213). New York: Routledge.

Avni, S. (2014). Homeland tour guide narratives and the discursive construction of the diasporicNarrative Inquiry 23(2)227-244

Avni, S. (2014). The meanings of Hebrew: Defining bilingual education in dual language charter school education. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Avni, S. (2013). Becoming a people of the book: Interactional positioning of community in Bible discourse. Journal of Jewish Education 79(1), 4-23.

Avni, S. (2013) Introduction. Rethinking Jewish education. Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2(1),1-5

Avni, S. Kattan, S. & Zakai, S. (2013). Purposes and practices of Israel/Hebrew Education: Towards a joint agenda for applied research. Invited research brief for the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education.

Avni, S & Menken, K. (2012). Educating for Jewishness: The teaching and learning of Hebrew in day school education. In O. Garcia, Z. Zakharia, & B. Otcu (Eds.), Bilingual community education for American children: Beyond heritage languages in a global city. (pp. 190-203). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Avni, S. (2012). Hebrew as heritage: The work of language in religious and communal continuity. Linguistics and Education, 23, 323-333.

Avni, S. (2012). Translation as a site of language policy negotiation in Jewish day school education. Current Issues in Language Planning, 13(2), 76-104.

Avni, S. (2012). Hebrew-only language policy in religious education. Language Policy, 11, 169-188.

Avni, S. (2011). Toward an understanding of Hebrew language education: Ideologies, emotions, and identity, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2011 (208), 53–70



Publication under review/in preparation

Avni, S. (forthcoming). Historical perspectives on diasporic language education: Hebrew education in the US from the 1920s to the present. Invited manuscript for Special Issue of The International Journal of Sociology of Language on Middle Eastern Languages and Ethnolinguistic Diaspora Communities in the US.

Avni, S. & C. Jacknick. (in preparation) "Lapsed Catholic and mother of two": Interactional identity work in an anonymous online forum.

Avni, S. (in preparation). The discourse of Hebrew charter schools: Language ownership and communal construction in the Jewish press.

Avni, S. (in preparation) Constituting American Jewishness through Hebrew Materiality: Public, profane and performative.

Avni, S. (in preparation) "This trip was like no other trip": Post-tour narratives and Israel homeland tourism.