Martin Rowe is a resident researcher at the Kettering Foundation. His research interests include formation of political cultures, contentious politics relating to secular and religious values, and political participation through classroom learning.
Rowe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. His dissertation examines how the contest between secular ideals and religious values in Egyptian political culture sustains authoritarian tendencies in governance. He has taught courses in social inequalities and sociology of religion at Boston University, Tufts University, and Framingham State University. His study, The Experience of Protest: Masculinity and Agency among Sudanese Refugees in Cairo, was published in 2009 by The American University in Cairo Press.
Rowe has conducted field research on political attitudes, regulation of religious practice, sectarian violence, and refugee protest in Egypt. He earned an MA in sociology and anthropology from the American University in Cairo.