Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose received her MA in Religious Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and her PhD from Columbia University in Ancient Iranian Studies. While writing her doctoral dissertation (since published asThe Image of Zoroaster: The Persian Mage Through European Eyes), Dr. Rose was simultaneously a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Brunel University, London, and the Deputy Director of a Religious Education Centre that supported the teaching of world faiths in the British public school system. She is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, and is frequently an invited speaker at conferences in both North America and Europe. Apart from her two most recent publications on the Zoroastrian religion, Dr. Rose has published introductory books and other educational materials on the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh traditions. Her breadth of knowledge concerning the world’s religions, and her particular interest in the historical interaction between Iranians and those of other cultures along the Silk Road, make her an ideal study leader.

Tours Led by Jennifer Rose

  • India Tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan India-Tour-Gujarat-Rajasthan-Mehrangarh-FortFebruary 3 - 19, 2018 | Jennifer Rose Travel from Mumbai through India’s Gujarat and Rajasthan, and along the way experience five UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the ornately decorated stepwell of Rani ki Vav, the Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur, Jaisalmer Hill Fort, Elephanta Caves, and Victoria Terminus. View ornate palaces, desert fortresses, centuries-old havelis, Jain sanctuaries, Parsi fire shrines, walled cities, Udaipur’s Mahakaleshwar Temple filled with devotee worshiping Lord Shiva, the lovely pink Palace of the Winds….
  • Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires Iran-Tour-Persepolis-Pasargad-Bistoun-Isfahan-Shiraz-Shush-Isfahan-Hamadan-MuralApril 12 - 28, 2018 | Jennifer Rose To many, the word “Persia” evokes a distant land remote in time, the home of ancient monuments and striking works of art: carpets, tiles, fine ceramics, miniatures and metal work. Indeed, Iran is a world both ancient and contemporary, linking the heartland of Asia and the cradle of Western civilization, a bridge between East and West.