Lynn Rose, Associate Faculty | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Lynn Rose, Associate Faculty

Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
B.A. University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Office: B-F1-06

Email: lynn.rose [at]

Dr. Rose joined the faculty at AUIS in 2016 following twenty years as a teacher-scholar in the U.S. and Germany. She has won several teaching awards, including the CASE (Carnegie) Professor of the Year for Missouri, and has served as a Fulbright Scholar and a Mary Switzer Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Rose teaches the history and humanities of the premodern world; her scholarship focuses on disability studies in the ancient Graeco-Roman world but sometimes considers the modern world and non-western societies, and almost always overlaps with gender studies. Her most recent publication is “Disability and Fourth-Century Athenian Law” in Disabilities in Antiquity, ed. C. Laes  (Routledge Rewriting Antiquity series), 2016. Her book, The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece was published with the University of Michigan Press in 2003, and in paperback in 2013.  Her most recent conference presentation, “Celsus and Somatic Madness” (with P. A. Clark), was for Madness in Antiquity: Sacred and Profane (Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval , and Renaissance Studies in Taipei, Taiwan, October 24, 2015.

In December 2016 she will present "Disability and the Cross-Cultural Ethics of Pity" at the International Ethics Summit in Doha, Qatar.