Christopher Rose

Student, Photographer, and Chef in Austin, Texas

Christopher Rose

Student, Photographer, and Chef in Austin, Texas

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Christopher Rose is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, working on the early modern Arab world, focusing on the intersection of colonial power, medicine, and public space in 19th century Cairo.

He is an Adjunct Instructor at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and has also been a teaching assistant and Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin.

He is currently co-host of 15 Minute History, a podcast for educators, students, and history buffs which has been both the most popular History podcast on iTunes U, as well as the #1 podcast overall on iTunes U repeatedly since October 2013.

He is currently President of the Middle East Outreach Council.

He has received grants through the Fulbright-Hays program (both Seminars Abroad and Group Projects Abroad), the Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies; and several University of Texas Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Awards.

He has extensive experience traveling in the Middle East, including Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the West Bank, and has done archival work in the UK, the US, and Switzerland.

A native speaker of English, he speaks Egyptian Arabic and Spanish.

During his lengthy tenure as Director of Educational Outreach at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2000-2016), he traveled throughout the state of Texas and beyond to conduct workshops and professional development training for educators. He has written or co-written numerous curriculum units.

An avid "serious amateur" photographer, he also enjoys good food, good wine, good music, good reads, and exploring new places.

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  • #photography
  • Work
    • University of Texas at Austin
  • Education
    • Doctoral Student in History
    • University of Texas at Austin