Timothy Grose is an assistant professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2014. His work on Uighur ethno-national identity, the "Xinjiang Class" boarding school, and everyday expressions of Islam in Xinjiang has appeared in the Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Studies Review, and in James Leibold and Chen Yangbin's edited volume Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in An Era of Critical Pluralism.

Last Updated: March 24, 2015



How the CCP Took over the Most Sacred of Uighur Rituals

Timothy Grose
The rooster hadn’t even stopped his crowing when the police arrived at my Uighur host’s courtyard in rural Turpan one early spring morning in 2008. Although they spoke calmly, almost apologetically, the uniformed Uighur officers demanded that the...



‘Once Their Mental State Is Healthy, They Will Be Able to Live Happily in Society’

Timothy Grose
We should pause before impetuously tracing the practice of describing Islam as an illness, disease, or even cancer to “Western” politicians. While the United States-led “War on Terror” and subsequent global anxieties over Islam have undeniably...



Why China Is Banning Islamic Veils

Timothy Grose & James Leibold
This week, regional authorities outlawed Islamic veils from all public spaces in the regional capital of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The Urumqi ban, which went into effect on Sunday February 1 (coincidentally the third annual*...