Paul Rowe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies, Chair, History, Political & International Studies and Geography Department
Paul Rowe is a native of London, Ontario. Rowe completed his undergraduate study at the University of Toronto where he studied International Relations and the history and literatures of the ancient Near East. He later completed a Master of Arts in Political Science at Dalhousie University, writing primarily on the political economy and related security issues of the Middle East. He finished a PhD at McGill University in 2003, where his dissertation focused upon the politics of Christian minority communities in Middle Eastern states. He has spent extended time in the Middle East and continues to study the politics of religious groups in developing countries and at the global level. He is willing to comment on a variety of issues in international politics, the developing world, the Middle East, and the politics of religion.
B.A. International Relations and Near Eastern Studies (University of Toronto); M.A. Political Science (Dalhousie University); Ph.D. Political Science (McGill University)
- John Dyck, Paul Rowe and Jens Zimmermann, Politics and the Religious Imagination, London: Routledge, 2010.
- “Building Coptic Civil Society: Christian Groups and the State in Mubarak’s Egypt”, Middle Eastern Studies 45, no.1 (January 2009), 111-126.
- “Staking Out Sacred Space: Muslims in Canadian Politics” in John Young and Boris de Wiel, eds., Faith in Democracy, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2009, 88-113.
- Crosscurrents: International Development (ITP Nelson, 2008)
- "Neo-Millet Systems and Transnational Religious Movements: the Humayun Decrees and Church Construction in Egypt," Journal of Church and State, 49, no.2, Spring 2007, 329-350.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Middle East Studies Association
- Canadian Political Science Association
- Research Fellow-Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (McGill)
- Research Fellow, Religion, Culture, and Conflict Research Group
Awards & Honours
- SSHRC ASU award (2005 & 2006)
- SSHRC doctoral fellowship (1999-2001)
Paul Rowe works in School of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the departments of MA Interdisciplinary Humanities, Political Studies, and International Studies.