Dr Andrey Rosowsky

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Sheffield


Previous position(s):

Secondary school teacher of English; Director of Initial Teacher Education

Research interests:

Language and education, sociolinguistics, multilingualism and faith-based complementary schooling, the sociology of language, the sociology of language and religion, and language and identity. More recent research has taken place within theoretical frameworks which view language as a social practice and language as performance.

Conference papers:

“Virtual allegiance: online baya’a (initiation) practices among young adepts within a worldwide Sufi Order”. Sociolinguistics Symposium 20. Jyväskylä, June 2014.

“Lyrics, scripts and languages: religious verse and song in a multilingual setting” Sociology of Language and Religion: A Decade after Roehampton. An International Conference in honor of Professor Joshua A. Fishman. New York, July 2013.”


Rosowsky, A. (forthcoming) Faith Literacies in K. Pahl & J. Rowsell (eds.) The Handbook of Literacy Studies. London: Routledge

Rosowsky, A. (2013) Religious classical practice: entextualisation and performance. Language in Society, 42, 3.

Rosowsky, A. (2012) Performance and Flow: the religious classical in translocal and transnational linguistic repertoires. Journal of Sociolinguistics. 16, 5.

Rosowsky, A. (2011) Heavenly Singing: the practice of naat and nasheed and its possible contribution to reversing language shift among young Muslim multilinguals in the UK. International Journal of Sociology of Language. 212.




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