Cami Rowe joined the TaP department in 2013. She is an interdisciplinary theatre and politics scholar, who holds research degrees in both subjects (MA Drama Dublin; MPhil Drama, Manchester; PhD International Relations, Lancaster). She has pioneered the application of theatre and performance studies to the discipline of International Relations and has held teaching and research posts in Politics, History and Theatre departments.
Cami currently teaches undergraduate modules including '20th Century American Theatre History' and 'Performances of Protest, Resistance, and Revolution'. She also convenes the MA Contextual Course on Radical Performance. She is the Senior Tutor for Level 2, as well as the Department's Research and Writing Support Tutor and International Liaison Officer.
Her research focuses on the theatricality of international politics, with an emphasis on performative acts of resistance by marginalised 'actors'. She is particularly interested in the interplay of state and global institutions with the embodied experience of individuals, and the efficacies of social performance in this context. Previous publications have addressed anti-war activism by women and war veterans, and the rituals of military law and culture. She is currently engaged in a major research project relating to the performative elements of British immigration policies and practices.
Cami welcomes inquiries from potential PhD students working in the areas of political theatre, international relations theory, protest performance, feminist and queer theory, and applied theatre.
Presentations and exhibitions
‘Aesthetics and Emotion in UK Family Migration: Performing the Surinder Singh Route’, Pan European Conference on International Relations, Giardini Naxos, Italy, September 2015
‘Divided identities: the Performativity of Family Migration in the United Kingdom’, Performing Mobile Identities Conference, University of Roehampton, London, September 2014
‘Silent Voices, Screaming Bodies: The Impossibilities and Potentialities of Silent Protest Performance’, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, March 2014
‘Masquerades of Conscientious Objection’, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, March 2014
'The Changing Aesthetics of Protest in Post-Tea Party America', British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, June 2012
‘The Politics of Performance in American Protest’, University of Connecticut Political Science Department (Invited Talk), Storrs, Connecticut, April 2012
'War on Terror Masquerades: a Dramaturgical Critique’, Masquerading War Conference, Lund University, Sweden, June 2012
'Performance as International Relations Methodology: Towards a Performative Understanding of Meaning Production and Reception', International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, March 2011
‘Dialogue and Performativity: Using Performance Theory to Evaluate Dialogic Norm Construction’, Millennium Annual Conference, LondonSchool of Economics, October 2010
‘That Whole Gender Paradigm: Iraq War Veterans Redefining Security’, International Studies Association Annual Convention, New York, February 2009
Performance and Politics Fifty Years After ‘Society of the Spectacle’
Rowe, Cami. 27 February 2017. Performance and Politics Fifty Years After ‘Society of the Spectacle’. E-International Relations,
The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy: Performative Construction of the War on Terror.
Rowe, Cami. February 2013. The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy: Performative Construction of the War on Terror. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-52390-5
Challenging the Characterizations of Military Service: A Critical Comparison of British and American Counter-Recruitment Efforts
Rowe, Cami. 1 March 2018. Challenging the Characterizations of Military Service: A Critical Comparison of British and American Counter-Recruitment Efforts. In: Sara Brady and Lindsey Mantoan, eds. Performance in a Militarized Culture. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138740808
‘That Whole Gender Paradigm: Gender and Sexuality in American War Veterans’ Anti-war Protest’
Rowe, Cami. 2016. ‘That Whole Gender Paradigm: Gender and Sexuality in American War Veterans’ Anti-war Protest’. In: , ed. Handbook on Gender and War. Cheltenham: Elgar Press.
'Seems he a dove?': Masquerades of Conscientious Objection
Rowe, Cami. 2015. 'Seems he a dove?': Masquerades of Conscientious Objection. In: , ed. Masquerades of War. London: Routledge, pp. 21-42. ISBN 978-1138810693
'Seems He A Dove?' The Scripted and Unscripted Masquerades of Conscientious Objection
Rowe, Cami. 2015. 'Seems He A Dove?' The Scripted and Unscripted Masquerades of Conscientious Objection. In: Christine Sylvester, ed. Masquerades of War. New York: Routledge, pp. 21-42. ISBN 9781138810693
A New War at Home : Female Veterans and Political Dissent
Rowe, Cami. 2008. A New War at Home : Female Veterans and Political Dissent. In: , ed. UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.