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Azade-Ayse Rorlich

Professor of History, Middle East Studies, and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1665
Office: SOS 258



Ph.D. History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1/1976
M.A. Russian History, University of Wisconsin Madison, 12/1972

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Rorlich studies Russian and Eurasian social and cultural history, including the history of the Turkic Muslim peoples of Russia. Her special research interests include : the social history of Muslim women in late imperial Russia,the identity discourse of the Muslim modernizers, Muslim visual culture, as well as the socio-political and cultural landscape of the post-Soviet Turkic republics.

Research Keywords

Russia/USSR/ Eurasia: Islam, identity, gender, visual culture .

Research Specialties

Russia/USSR/Eurasia : modernity studies, identity, gender, visual culture.

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region, Advisory Board Member
Initiative to Study Political Violence,
International Turkic Eurasia Foundation, Advisory Board Member

Other Research

1. Forbidden and Blessed Images.The Visual Culture of the Volga Tatars:1906-1917 [Monograph] 2.Vignettes of Women's Lives and the Woman Question: The Muslims of Late Imperial Russia[Monograph] 3. Film and Identity :the Eurasia Film Festival [Journal article]. 4. "The Golden Minbar" Islamic Film Festival and "Euroislam" [Journal article]. 5."Working Within the System: A Muslim Woman Judge and Soviet Law" (Journal article), 2006-2007   

Honors and Awards

USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, USC General Education Teaching Award, 2000-2001  

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Member, Editorial Board :2007-8, International Journal of Turkish Studies, USA, 2006-2007   
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Communist and Post Communist Studies, USA, 2006-2007   
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, UK, 2006-2007   
Member, Editorial Board, Miras, Russia, 2006-2007   
Member, Editorial Board, Otan , Kazakhstan, 2006-2007   

Professional Offices

Member , Board of Directors, International Turkic Eurasia Foundation, 2006-2007   

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies; Central Eurasian Studies Society; European Society of Central Asian Studies; Association for the Study of Nationalities, 2006-2007   
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