Benjamin Bowman researches politics, and especially young people's politics. His current research uses participant-led photography to explore young politics in everyday spaces.

Benjamin has a broad academic background in politics, the politics of youth, and politically committed culture. His most recent research projects analysed media depictions of young rioters during the English riots of 2011.

He has additional expertise and research interest in UK politics, Russian politics and culture, and young people's activism.

Benjamin works with the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, and is Lecturer in Youth Justice at Manchester Metropolitan University.

His qualifications are BA(Hons) Russian and Politics, MA International Politics, MRes, PhD (Political Science); AFHEA, MPSA.


  • 2015–present
    Teaching Fellow, University of Bath


  • 2016 
    University of Bath, PhD Politics
  • 2012 
    University of Bath, MRes Politics
  • 2011 
    University of Bath, MA International Relations
  • 2008 
    University of Bath, BA (Hons) Russian and Politics


  • 2014
    Young rioters and imagined revolution in the British Utopia of Calm, Postcolonial Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Political Studies Association