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About Christopher Rose

Christopher S Rose is a social historian of medicine focusing on Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th century. He is currently contingent faculty in History at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Visiting Instructor in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He researches the impacts and social perceptions of diseases and epidemic events. His monograph project, Home Front Egypt: Famine, Disease, and Death During the Great War examines the link between imperial governance, food shortages, disease, and social unrest among peasants and the urban poor. He is also interested in the link between imperialism and epidemics, and in tropical and colonial/imperial medicine. He has taught courses on the history of medicine and disease, the history of the Middle East and North Africa from the Rise of Islam to the present day, and other topics in imperial and world history. Keen listeners may recognize his voice from the podcast 15 Minute History, which he co-founded in 2012 and hosted for 8 years.

Christopher S. Rose is a social historian of medicine focusing on Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th century. He currently (spring 2022) teaches History at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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