Dr Andrey Rosowsky, B.A., M.A., PGCE, MEd, Ph.D.
Director of full-time MA Programme
Director of MA in Education
Andrey is the Director of the full-time MA in Education. Previous to this he was the Director of Initial Teacher Education and led the PGCE English course. He also supervises a number of doctoral students. He moved to the School of Education in January 2005 from a Local Education Authority where he had served for four years as the English Consultant for the KS3 National Strategy. Previous to this, he had taught in a local secondary school for fifteen years, the last seven of which he spent as Head of English. He started his teaching career as a teacher of English Literature at an Egyptian English-medium secondary school, Victoria College, in Alexandria.
Andrey´s research interests include language and education, sociolinguistics, multilingualism and faith-based complementary schooling. He has published in the fields of multilingualism, the sociology of language, the sociology of language and religion, language and education and language and identity. . Much of his recent research is located within theoretical frameworks which view language as a social practice and language as performance. He recently led an AHRC-funded international research network on performance and faith: Heavenly Acts – aspects of performance through an interdisciplinary lens.
Rosowsky, A. (2017). (Ed.) Faith and Language Practices in Digital Spaces. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Rosowsky, A. (2017). Virtual allegiance: online “baya’a” practices within a worldwide Sufi Order. In A. Rosowsky (Ed.) Faith and Language Practices in Digital Spaces. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Rosowsky, A. (2017). Challenging the discursive positioning of young British Muslims through the multilingual performance of devotional song and poetry. International Journal of Multilingualism. ISSN 1479-0718
Rosowsky, A (2017). Muslim Youth Identities through Devotional Songs and Poetry in South Yorkshire Communities. In D. Stevens & K. Lockney (Eds.) Students, Places, and Identities in English and the Arts: Creative spaces in education. London: Routledge.