Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross
2013 Former Visiting Research Fellow
Christopher Ross specializes in British, British Imperial, Middle Eastern, Iranian, and International Relations history. In addition, he possesses broader research interests in diplomacy, grand strategy, international security, and espionage and intelligence.

After pursuing undergraduate studies at l’Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) in France and at the University of British Columbia, he subsequently undertook graduate studies at the University of Cambridge as both a Commonwealth Scholar and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Scholar.

Having completed his PhD in the autumn of 2010, under the supervision of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, he is currently in the process of revising the text for publication as a monograph entitled, 'Lord Curzon and the “Persian Question”: Britain and the Geopolitics of Iran, 1888-1921'. More recently he has embarked upon research for a follow-up monograph tentatively titled, 'Nest of Spies? A History of Britain's Embassy in Iran, 1870-2000'. In addition, he has published articles in the Historical Journal, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the Encyclopaedia Iranica, and an edited collection entitled, The Dilemmas of American Strategic Primacy.

Before taking up his fellowship at the CFGS in January 2013, he was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Victoria.