Danielle Ross


Associate Professor

Danielle Ross

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 323 I
Email: danielle.ross@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, Central Asian History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011 

MA, Central Asian History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

BA, History, (Russian and East European Studies), Arizona State University, 2003

BA, Russian Language and Literature, Arizona State University, 2003


Danielle Ross is an Associate Professor of Islamic and Russian-Soviet history. She specializes in the history of the Turkic-speaking Muslim Volga Tatar, Bashkir, and Kazakh peoples under Russian and Soviet rule, with a focus on Turkic-language literature, Islamic education, Islamic law, gender, and colonialism. She has published Tatar Empire: Kazan’s Muslims and the Making of Imperial Russia (2020) as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters and is the co-editor of Sharīʿa in the Russian Empire: The Reach and Limits of Islamic Law in Central Eurasia (2020) with Paolo Sartori. She is a member of the Commission on the Study of Islam in Central Eurasia (https://www.oeaw.ac.at/sice/home). Her current book project is “We’re Not Leaving”: Queerness and Disability in the Tatar Nationalism of ‘Abdullah Tuqay