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Carolyn joined the department in 2010, having previously worked as a Lecturer and Programme Director at the University of Birmingham’s European Research Institute. At Birmingham, she was also Deputy Director of the Institute for German Studies. Her research interests include territorial politics in Europe, comparative federalism and political communication. She is a member of the newly established UACES network on “Communicating Europe”. Since 2006, she has been acting as an advisor to the EU Committee of the Regions’  Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX).

In 2012 and 2013, Carolyn is working with Dr Ed Turner (Aston) and Professor Charlie Jeffery (Edinburgh) on a DAAD-funded research project assessing territorial policy variation in the German Länder, “Reframing German Federalism”.

Together with Dr Nat Copsey, Carolyn manages the New EU Agenda series at Aston, a set of public workshops and debates designed to engage a broad audience in European policy issues. This series is co-sponsored by the European Commission Representation in the UK.

Teaching Activity

  • LP2020 - The Institutions and Policies of the European Union
  • LP3018 - Political Communication
  • LPM007 - The EU: A Web of Institutions
  • LPM023 - International Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning


  • PhD (European Politics) University of Birmingham 
  • MA (European Studies) Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 
  • BA (Modern and Medieval Languages) University of Cambridge

Contact Details

Room: NW802d

Phone: 0121 204 3243
Email: c.s.rowe@aston.ac.uk

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Research Output 2008 2019

Open Access
bilateral relations
Czech Republic

Social and regional interests: the economic and social committee and the committee of the regions

Rowe, C. & Jeffery, C., Jan 2017, The institutions of the European Union. Hodson, D. & Peterson, J. (eds.). 4 ed. Oxford (UK): OUP, p. 378-400 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

How Germany Unified and the EU Enlarged: Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation

Rowe, C., 15 Aug 2016, In : German Politics. 25, 3, p. 436-437

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Introduction to the special issue : reframing German Federalism

Pamphilis, N. M., Jeffery, C., Rowe, C. & Turner, E., 20 Apr 2016, In : German Politics. 25, 2, p. 165-175 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access

Justice and prisons policy

Rowe, C. & Turner, E., 28 May 2016, Die Politik der Bundeslaender: Zwischen Foederalismusreform und Schuldenbremse. Wolf, F. & Hildebrandt, A. (eds.). Wiesbaden (DE): Springer, p. 87-113 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

correctional institution
constitutional court
political system
political science

Activities 2008 2008

  • 1 Editorial activity

German Politics (Journal)

Carolyn Rowe (Guest editor)
Dec 2008

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity