Rozaliya Garipova’s research focuses on the Volga-Ural Muslim community of the late imperial and Soviet Russia. Her main research areas include Islam in Eurasia, women and gender in Muslim societies, state-religion relationship, religious authority and Islamic law. She received a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2013. Her dissertation examines the transformation of the religious authority of the Volga-Ural ulama and Islamic law under Russian imperial rule. As a Post-doctoral fellow she continues to explore the impact of imperial rule on Muslim family, Islamic family law and institutions of marriage and divorce. She designed and will teach several courses on the topics of Islam in Central Eurasia, Women and Female Religious Authority in the Muslim World, and Muslims, Jews and Christians in Imperial and Soviet Russia.