Rosie Maxton has an MA in Arabic and Medieval History from St. Andrews University and an MPhil in Arabic Studies from Cambridge University. She completed her Masters dissertation on the apologetic poetry of Sulaymān al-Ghazzī, a Melkite Christian from Palestine who is thought to have lived in the premodern era.
She has taught Arabic language at St. Andrews and Edinburgh University, and has worked on digitally cataloguing the Arabic and Persian manuscript collections of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Wellcome Library for the online catalogue Fihrist. Her research interests include pre- and early modern Christian Arabic texts and contemporary Arabic literature and translation. She joined the Stories of Survival project at Oxford in September 2019 and is currently looking into education in Maronite communities during the 17th and 18th centuries.