— MA, Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
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Christopher Rose studies the early modern Arab world, with focus on the development of the city of Cairo. He is currently focusing on the cholera epidemic of 1883 and the assertions of colonial and centralized control upon the homes and bodies of the Egyptian working poor.
He holds a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, where he worked on slavery in theory and practice in Islamic law. He completed his BA in International Service at American University in Washington, DC, during which he spent a year abroad studying at the American University in Cairo. He speaks Egyptian Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Castilian Spanish, and reads Classical Arabic, Portuguese, and Swedish.
Chris has served as Outreach Director at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin since 2000. Over his tenure, the Middle East outreach program at Texas has grown into a vibrant organization through collaboration in a consortium called Hemispheres, through which curriculum development and teacher training are coordinated by the five area studies centers at the University. He travels throughout the state of Texas to conduct workshops and professional development training for educators and frequently presents at state and national conferences.
He has written or co-written numerous curriculum units for K-12 educators, including Africa Enslaved: Comparative Slave Systems Outside the United States; Explorers, Traders & Immigrants: Exploring the Social and Cultural Impacts of the Global Commodity Trade; People and Place: Curriculum Resources on Human-Environmental Interactions; Understanding Migration; and Teaching about Rights and Responsibilities. He has taken several groups of K-12 educators and undergraduates to the Middle East (Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Uzbekistan).
He has received grants through the Fulbright-Hays program (Seminars Abroad in Turkey and Cyprus in 2004, and Morocco and Tunisia in 2011, and a Group Projects Abroad grant for Egypt in 2005), the Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies that allowed him to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2005; and several University of Texas Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Awards.
He has served as a review panelist for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program, as panelist and chair of the Middle East Book Award committee, and currently chairs the selection committee for the National Council for the Social Studies' Award for Global Understanding.
He was recently elected President-Elect of the Middle East Outreach Council and will assume the Presidency in 2014-2016.