Dr. Ross’s research and teaching interests are in migration and minority discourses, scriptural intertextuality (Bible, Quran), and German-language graphic novels.
She earned her doctorate in Germanic Languages and Literatures with a graduate certificate in Film & Media Studies in 2019. Ross’s dissertation dealt with intertextual links to popular music, Western canonical literature, and Classical Hollywood cinema in the work of Turkish German author Yadé Kara. Research for her dissertation, which was conducted partly at the University of Hamburg, Germany, was supported by a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) grant and a Cecilia Hospes grant. Ross has taught in both the German department and the Film and Media Studies program. Before coming to the US, Ross studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she earned a master of arts degree in German (with a minor in Swedish) and a master of science in Cultural Studies.