Professor, Department of Social Sciences
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.
"The Courage of Subordination: Women and Intellectual Disability in the Ancient Greek World," www.historyoflearningdusability.com, forthcoming.
"The Construct of Disability in Ancient Greece and Rome” (with C.F. Goodey), Oxford Companion to Disability History, ed. M. Rembis, C. Kudlick, and S. Burch, forthcoming.
“Celsus and Somatic Misbehaviour” (with P.A. Clark), Pre-Modern Madness Sacred and Profane, ed. M. McGlynn and B. Reynolds, forthcoming.
“Disability and Fourth-Century Athenian Law” Disabilities in Antiquity, ed. C. Laes (Routledge Rewriting Antiquity series), forthcoming.
“Enthusiastic Consent and Xena Femslash Prosthetic Narratives” (with T. Lange), in Körper – Geschlecht – Wahrnehmung: Sozial-und geistewissenschaftliche Beiträge zur Genderforschung (Berlin and Muenster: LITVerlag, 2013): 157-182.
“Mental States, Bodily Dispositions and Table Manners: A Guide to Reading 'Intellectual' Disability from Homer to late Antiquity” (with C.F. Goodey) and “Psychiatric Disability and the Galenic Matrix” (with P.A. Clark) in The Body ‘A Capite Ad Calcem’: Disablement From Head to Toe in Ancient Rome, ed. Chr. Laes, C.F. Goodey, and L. Rose (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
‘Ancient disability’ in The Virgil Encyclopedia, ed. Richard Thomas and Jan M. Ziolkowski (New York: Wiley-Blackwell) print and on-line, 2013.
The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press), 2003, paperback ed. 2013.
“Gender, Generation, Ageing, and Disability: The Case of Cheryl Marie Wade,” in Gender- Generation-Ageing (Berlin and Muenster: LITVerlag, 2012): 167-189.
“Philoctetes in Historical Context,” Disabled Veterans in History, ed. David Gerber (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan), 2000, paperback ed. 2012): 55-69.
Translation and commentary, "Anonymous, On Carthage (744)," Brill's New Jacoby, Editor in Chief: Ian Worthington, Leiden: Brill Online, 2010.
“Teaching Gilgamesh in the Historical Context of Archaeology and Imperialism (with S. Crowder, S. Rezaiekhaligh, and J. Roberts), The International Journal of the Humanities 4.6 (2007): 65-72. “Women and Physical Disability in Ancient Greece,” The Ancient World 29.1 (1998): 3-9. International Advisory Board Member and contributing author of numerous entries: Encyclopedia of Disability, ed. Gary L. Albrecht, 5 vols. (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Press), 2006.
"Deaf and Dumb in Ancient Greece," The Disability Studies Reader, ed. Lennard Davis, 2nd ed. (News York: Routledge), 2006: 17-32.
"Social Stigma and Mobility Impairment in Ancient Greece," Accessing the Issues: Current Research in Disability Studies, ed. Elaine Makas and Lynn Schlesinger (Portland, Maine: The Society for Disability Studies and the Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs), 1998: 41-44.
“‘Let There Be a Law That No Deformed Child Shall Be Reared’: The Cultural Context of Deformity in the Ancient Greek World,” The Ancient History Bulletin 10.3-4 (July 1997): 79-92.
"Constructions of Physical Disability in the Ancient Greek World: The Community Concept," Discourses of Disability: The Body and Physical Difference in the Humanities, ed. David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan), 1997: 35-50.
"Ability and Disability in the Ancient Greek Military Community," End Results and Starting Points: Expanding the Field of Disability Studies, ed. Elaine Makas and Lynn Schlesinger (Portland, Maine: The Society for Disability Studies and the Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs), 1996: 29-36.
In addition, about 50 book reviews appear in journals including the American Historical Review, Ancient History Bulletin; The Classical Journal; The Classical Outlook, Cloelia (the Women’s Classical Caucus newsletter), Choice, the Disability Studies Quarterly, H-Net (H-Disability), The Historian; History: Reviews of New Books, Isis, and Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation).
International Award for Excellence (one of ten) for “Teaching Gilgamesh,” Common Ground Publications, 2007.
CASE (Carnegie Foundation) Professor of the Year for Missouri, 2006.
Missouri Governor’s Award for Outstanding Educator, COPHE (Council on Public Higher Education), 2006; TSU Educator of the Year, 2005.
Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Organization) “Outstanding Professor” Award, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 [shared], 2002, 2003.
TSU Study Abroad Course Development Grants (with S. Reschly) 1997, 2002, 2006.
TSU Summer Instructional Improvement Grant, 2000.
TSU Course Development Project Grant (year-long) 1998.
Outstanding Teaching, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, 1995.
NUCEA (National University Continuing Education Association) Meritorious Award for the distance-education textbook “Introduction to Basic Writing,” 1994.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
TSU College of Social Sciences Summer Research Award, 2012.
TSU College of Arts and Sciences Travel Awards, all semesters 2008-2012.
TSU Division of Social Science Travel Awards, all semesters 1995-2007.
TSU Faculty Research Full-Year Sabbatical, 2009-10.
TSU College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, 2008.
Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellowship, National Institute for Disability Rehabilitation and Research (U.S. Department of Education), 2003-4.
Second Place, Society for Disability Studies Irving K. Zola Emerging Scholar Award, 1998. TSU College of Arts and Sciences Full-Year Faculty Research Grants, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007.
TSU Summer Research Project Grants, 1996; 1997.
ADVISING AND MENTORSHIP AWARDS
TSU Women of Achievement Recognition, 2013.
Outstanding TSU Student Research Mentor Nominee, 2012, 2013.
TSU Center for Student Involvement Leadership Recognition Award, 2010, 2013. Named Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2006.
Nominee, Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013.
TSU Faculty Community Appreciation Award, 2004, 2005.
Eta Sigma Phi (National Classics Honors) Faculty Award, 2005.
“Celsus and Somatic Madness” (with P. A. Clark), Madness in Antiquity: Sacred and Profane (Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies” Taipei, Taiwan, October 24, 2015.
“Separating the Meat from the Bone: Some People Never Measure Up” (with A. Herndon),, “Disabling the American West and ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’” and “Hansel and Gretel in Three- Part Disharmony” (both with M. Simpson), Society for Disability Studies Meeting, Mpls., MN, June, 2014.
“Cold War, Warm Gun: High Noon” (with S. Reschly), Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany, 20 November 2013.
Organizer, Presenter, and Co-Chair (with C. F. Goodey), “A Century of Eugenics,” ICHSTM (International Conference on History, Science, Technology, and Medicine), Manchester, UK, 28 July 2013.
“A Century of Disability Studies,” “Feminist Poetics and Politics of Disability” and “Ancient Greek Infanticide in Popular Culture,” Devree American College in Greece, Athens, Greece, 8-15 March 2013.
“Rabies, Lycanthropy, and Love Sickness: Behavioral Imbalances in Arab Medieval Medical Texts” in the session “Does Autism Exist?,” International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, July 11, 2012.
“Amish Communities Packaged for American Consumer Culture” (with S. Reschly), University of Antwerp, Belgium, 7 March 2012.
“The Poetics of Disability,” American Studies Lecture Series, Dortmund University, Dortmund University, 27 January 2011.
“The Politics of Disability Poetry,” Universität Rostock Fulbright Lecture Series, Rostock, Germany, June 2011.
“American Women and Equal Pay,” Mecklenburg Women’s Guild, Rostock, Germany, January 2011.
“Redefining Disability in the Ancient World,” Keynote Talk for University of Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Leeds, UK, 24 January 2009.
“Gender, Generation, Ageing and Disability: The Case of Cheryl Marie Wade,” Interdisziplinares Kolloquium: Gender Generation Ageing,” Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany, 27 November 2009.
“The Fat Lady and the Freak Show,” Universität Rostock Institute of American Studies, Rostock, Germany. July 2008.
“The Murder of Arrhideus,” International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities World Congress, Capetown, South Africa, 26 August 2008.
“Amish Tourism in Lancaster County as Open-Air Freak Show” (with S. Reschly); Claremont Transdisciplinary Studies Program, Claremont, California, 2 October 2007.
“Discarding Disability: Infanticide in Greece,” Claremont Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Lecture Series, Claremont, California, 4 October 2007.
“Third-Wave Feminism: Women's Abilities and Disabilities in the Twenty-First Century” (with S. Reschly), Kuwait International Women's Day, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait, 8 March 2007.
"Disabling Mythologies: Spartan Traditions in Imperial Rome,” Association of Ancient Historians, Columbia, Missouri, 6 May 2005.
“The 'Era of Extermination': Ancient Greece and Intellectual Disability," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Madison, Wisconsin, 2 April 2005.
“Ancient Greek Medical Writers and the Ecology of Intellectual Disability," International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities World Congress, Montpellier, France, 18 June 2004.
“Shifting Perspectives: Intellectual Disability in Ancient Greece,” Mary E. Switzer Fellows Meeting, Washington, DC., 4 May 2004.
“Integrating Disability Studies into the Humanities,” University of Illinois-Chicago, July/August, 2003.
“`But Why Are Those People So Angry?’: Teaching The Contexts of Disability,” Society for Disability Studies, Oakland, California, 8 June 2002.
“Framework for an Investigation of Mental Retardation in the Ancient Greek World,” Society for Disability Studies, Winnipeg, Canada, 21 June 2001.
Chair and Discussant, “Women, Education, and Work: Comparative Perspectives,” Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL., 17 and November 2001.
Performer/Participant, “Hrotsvit’s ‘Pafnutius’ or ‘The Conversion of the Courtesan Thais’,” Second Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 9 October 1999 (repeat performance, TSU, 13 April 2000).
Chair, “Exploring the Next ‘Other’: Disability as a New Perspective on Gender, Politics, and History,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Rochester, NY, 5 June 1999.
Organizer, Chair, and Participant in “The Down Under Writing Group: Creating a Research Subculture at a Teaching Institution,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Cleveland, OH, 15 April 1999.
Organizer, Moderator, and Participant in “Disability History Roundtable: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” Society for Disability Studies, Oakland, California, 5 June 1998.
Chair, “Ethnicity, Religion and Warfare in the Ancient World,” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 12 March 1998.
Discussant, “Women in the Ancient World,” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 8 March 1997.
“‘The Standard Which Nature Has Set’: Classical Rhetoric of Anatomy and Difference,” Western Association of Women Historians, Asilomar, California, 31 May 1997 [repeated, Social Science History Association meeting, Chicago, IL 22 November 1998].
“Infanticide in the Classical Greek World and Two Disability Studies Models,” American Historical Association, Seattle, Washington, 9 January 1998 (I organized the panel, “Disability History: Not Just Another ‘Other’,” of which this paper was part).
“Infanticide in the Ancient Greek Community,” Society for Disability Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 25 Mat 1997.
“Periphoretus and Two Disability Studies Models,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Boulder, Colorado, 5 April 1997.
Organizer and Chair, “Exclusionary Boundaries,” Social Science History Association meeting, Washington, D.C., 17 October 1997.
Organizer and Co-Discussant, “Definitions of Disability in Cultural Context,” Social Science History Association meeting, Washington, D.C.,18 October, 1997.
Respondent, “Hidden Brilliance: Spiritual Challenges of Children with Cognitive Disabilities,” American Academy of Religion meeting, San Francisco, California, 22 November 1997.
"Women and Physical Disability in Ancient Greece," Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, California, 9 August 1996.
"On Misinterpreting Hephaistos the Crook-Foot God" (with T.M. Green), Society for Disability Studies, Washington D.C., 14 June 1996.
"'Let There Be a Law That No Deformed Child Be Reared': Infanticide and Disability Studies in the Ancient Greek World," Association of Ancient Historians, Atlanta, Georgia, 21 April 1996.
"Labda, The Babylonian Marriage Market, and Women with Physical Disabilities in Ancient Greece," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Nashville, Tennessee, 11 April 1996.
"Seeing Beyond Teiresias: Toward a History of Blindness in the Ancient Greek World," Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 8 March 1996.
"Ability and Disability in Lysias 24," American Philological Association, San Diego, California, 29 December 1995.
"Mobility Impairment and Social Stigma in Ancient Greece," Society for Disability Studies, Oakland, California, 17 June 1995.
"Croesus' Other Son: Ancient Greek Attitudes to Deafness," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Omaha, Nebraska, 22 April 1995.
“Ability and Disability in Ancient Greek Warfare," Society for Disability Studies, Rockville, Maryland, 25 June 1994.