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Joshua Bowman

PhD Student (Legal Studies)

Joshua Bowman is currently a PhD student in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. He is interested in Marxist ecology and international environmental law, and in particular future justice and biodiversity law and regulation. His research interests include Marxist legal theory, international law, climate change, and the relationship between humans and nature.

Prior to starting at Carleton, Joshua completed his MA in Political Science at the University of Windsor, and his BA(H) in Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His MA thesis focused on the biopolitics of food security regulation in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


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Educational Background:

Master of Arts in Political Science – University of Windsor

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Global Studies – Wilfrid Laurier University


Essex, Jamey, and Joshua Bowman. “Striped Pants and Birkenstocks: Work Culture, Gender, and Clothing at Global Affairs Canada.” International Feminist Journal of Politics, April 9, 2020, 1–21.


Jamey Essex and Joshua Bowman. “Far From Home, Close to Work: Geographies of Rotationality in the Foreign Service.” Paper presentation at the American Association of Geographers Conference, April 2019.

Scholarships and Awards:

2019-2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

2019 Walter L White Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)