Donald Ostrowski, PhD

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University
Don Ostrowski is research advisor in the social sciences and lecturer at the Harvard Extension School, where he teaches world history. His publications include Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influences on the Steppe Frontier, 1304-1589 (1998); The Povest' vremennykh let: An Interlinear Collation and Paradosis (2003); and (with Marshall Poe) Portraits of Old Russia: Imagined Lives of Ordinary People, 1300-1725 (2011). He also chairs the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies' Early Slavists Seminars at Harvard University and is on the editorial board of Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies. He lives in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he serves on the Fitchburg Historical Commission, is on the board of directors of North County Land Trust, and takes the commuter rail to and from work.


  • PhD Pennsylvania State University