Jenny Rose is a historian of religions, who teaches Zoroastrian Studies at the School of Religion. She holds a doctorate in Ancient Iranian Studies from Columbia University, and her dissertation was published in book form as The Image of Zoroaster: The Persian Mage Through European Eyes (Bibliotheca Persica Press, 2000). In 2011 Jenny published Zoroastrianism: An Introduction (I.B. Tauris), and Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed, (Continuum), both of which have been favorably reviewed in the US and abroad.
Jenny lectures extensively at other academic institutions, museums, and Zoroastrian Association events throughout North America and Europe. She also leads study-tours of some of the most important archaeological, cultural and devotional sites in Iran and Central Asia.