Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Benjamin Bowman

Teaching fellow in Comparative Politics with interests in participatory democracy, citizenship, anti-politics and international relations.

Benjamin Bowman

Teaching Fellow in Comparative Politics BA, MA, MRes

1 West-North 2.28a
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4623

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I joined the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies as a Teaching Fellow, having previously taught in the Department during my ESRC funded PhD, which explored how young people craft political identities during transitions to adulthood in the UK.

I hold a BA in Russian and Politics, an MA in International Politics and an MRes in Politics, from the University of Bath.

My research interests are in the generation of political subjectivities, direct democracy and anti-politics, and in innovative research methods.

I have a professional background in young politics and served as academic advisor to the European Youth Forum campaign for the Vote at 16.

Research interests

  • Young people's politics
  • Participatory democracy
  • Creative methods
  • Digital photography
  • Qualitative methods
  • International relations



Bowman, B., 2014. 2011: Young rioters and imagined revolution in the British Utopia of Calm. Postcolonial Studies, 17 (1), pp. 90-103.


Bowman, B., 2016. "They don't know what's going on": Exploring young people's political subjectivities during transitions to adulthood in the UK. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Non-academic press

Bowman, B., 2015. Lessons from the student vote in UK election for the EU referendum. The Conversation

Bowman, B., 2015. Mhairi Black goes viral:how Britain’s youngest MP became a political star. The Conversation

Fenwick, H., Nurse, A., Street, A., Ahmed, A., Sarvarian, A., Bowman, B., McLean, C., Awan, I., Jones, K., Emerson, M., Jopling, M., Lynch, P., Sikka, P., Sainsbury, R. and Roper, S., 2015. Queen’s speech 2015:the experts respond. The Conversation

Bowman, B., 2015. Hate the players, love the game:why young people aren’t voting. The Conversation

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