By Dr. Kathi Bailey
We are pleased to announce that TESOL/TFL Professor Netta Avineri has won the Russ Campbell Young Scholar Award in Heritage Language Education. The award was established in honor of Professor Russell Campbell, whose work was instrumental in launching the field of heritage language studies. What is Dr. Campbell’s connection to MIIS? At UCLA he was a professor for Jean Turner, Kathi Bailey, and Ruth Larimer while they were graduate students. He was also a colleague of Peter Shaw when Peter taught there before coming to MIIS.
Netta will receive this award at the 2014 International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages. This award was created to recognize outstanding scholarship by individuals who are currently working on a dissertation, or who have filed one within the last five years, which focuses on topics related to heritage language.