Jenny Rose

Jenny Rose

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Jenny Rose holds a doctorate in Ancient Iranian Studies from Columbia University, New York, and a Master’s degree from SOAS (University of London), where she worked with the doyenne of Zoroastrian Studies, Mary Boyce.

She teaches a class in Zoroastrian Studies at Claremont Graduate University in southern California, and also lectures extensively at academic institutions, museums, and Zoroastrian Association events throughout North America, as well as in Europe and, occasionally, India.

 She has published two books on the religion – Zoroastrianism: An Introduction (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2011), and Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed, (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2011). Her most recent book, published by Palgrave Macmillan in late 2019, is entitled Between Boston and Bombay: Cultural and Commercial Encounters of Yankees and Parsees, 1771-1865.

In ‘normal’ times, Dr. Rose leads study-tours of some of the most important archaeological, cultural and devotional sites in Iran, Central Asia, and along the Chinese ‘Silk Roads.’ 

For some of Dr. Rose’s papers and articles, see: For photos from her travels, see: and for a couple of videos relating to Between Boston and Bombay, see: