Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
"Anniversaries of 'First' Settlement and the Politics of Zionist Commemoration," Ethnic and Racial Studies 44:6 (2021): 1068-1087. Special Issue: Culture and Conflict in Palestine/Israel; Guest Editor: Tamir Sorek.
“Forging beginnings: Commemorative cultures and the politics of the “First Aliyah,” Journal of Israeli History 38:1 (2020):53-76 Special Issue: Beginnings and Endings: Narration and Emplotment in the History of Zionism and the State of Israel; Guest editor: Orit Rozin.
“Trading Secrets: Constructions and Contexts of Two Middle Eastern Jewish Guards in the Early Petah Tikva Colony,” International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 51:1 (January 2019):1-22
“Past Perfect: Jewish Memories of Language and the Politics of Arabic in Mandate Palestine,” in Heleen Murre-van den Berg et al., Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920-1950) (Leiden: Brill, 2020), pp. 228-256.
"Petah Tikva, 1886: Gender, Anonymity, and the Making of Zionist Memory," Jewish Social Studies 23:1 (Fall 2017): 1-28.
“Majority and Minority Languages in the Middle East: The Case of Hebrew in Mandate Palestine,” in Minorities in the Arab World, ed. Laura Robson, (Syracuse University Press, 2016), 174-190.
"A Murder in the Grove: Conceptions of Justice in an Early Zionist Colony," Journal of Social History 49:2 (2015): 427-451.
“Hebrew Under English Rule: Language Politics in Mandate Palestine,” in The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates, eds. Cyrus Schayegh and Andrew Arsan (New York: Routledge, 2015).
"The Battle over Jewish Students in the Christian Missionary Schools of Mandate Palestine," Middle Eastern Studies 50:5 (2014): 737-754.
“Modern Hebrew, Esperanto, and the Quest for a Universal Language,” Jewish Social Studies 19:1 (Fall 2012; issue published in Fall 2013).
“Other Tongues: The Place of Foreign Language in Hebrew Culture” in Bruno De Nicola, Yonatan Mendel, and Husain Qutbuddin (eds.), Reflections on Knowledge and Language in Middle Eastern Societies (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010).
“Orienting Language: Reflections on the Study of Arabic in the Yishuv,” Jewish Quarterly Review 96:4 (Fall 2006): 481-489.
Shorter Articles / Notes
"1917: The Ambivalence of Empire," Jewish Quarterly Review 108:4 (Fall 2018): 526-530
Review of Jonathan Gribetz, Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter, in Jewish History, 2015.
Review of Rachel Harris, An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature in H-Net Reviews (July 2015)
Review of Noah Haiduc-Dale, Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948 (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), in International Journal of Middle East Studies 46 (2014): 832-833.
Review of Jess Olson, Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy, in AJS Review 37:2 (2013).
"The Central Zionist Archive," Hazine: A Guide to Researching the Middle East and Beyond, December 3, 2013.
Review of Yael Chaver, What Must be Forgotten: The Survival of Yiddish in Zionist Palestine, in Studies in Contemporary Jewry, vol. 24 (2010), 283-285.
"The Pedant Class," French and Francophone Studies 21:5 (2017), Special Issue on "Trump and Language," 615-617
"The Local Construction of Zionist Memory," Frankel Institute Annual, "Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures," 2017
"Letters from Multilingual Tel Aviv Show the Early Limits of Hebrew," Tablet Magazine, November 20, 2014.
"The Irony of Erasing Arabic," The Jewish Daily Forward, October 6, 2014
"Hebrew U. Embraces English," Tablet Magazine, January 18, 2013.
"Israel Misses Point with Ad Campaign," The Jewish Daily Forward, December 14, 2011.
I have also written occasional columns on language and word histories for The Toast and The Hairpin.
"Words of Summer: (H)air Conditioning," The Toast, August 19, 2013
"Words of Summer: Rhubarb," The Toast, August 5, 2013
"Words of Summer: Popsicle," The Toast, July 22, 2013
"The Truffle: Both Chocolate and Other," The Hairpin, September 21, 2012
"The Birth of Cute," The Hairpin, July 26, 2012