Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik

Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik
Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik

Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik

Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

About
Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Biography

Camilla is Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Art History at Aberdeen. She specialises in 20th and 21st century visual culture, with a longstanding research interest in the history, cultures, and art of menstruation. Her interests include feminist art history and art projects, queer studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, feminist Science & Technology Studies, and Norwegian/Sámi art histories.

Camilla's work has appeared in Oxford Art Journal, Environment & Society, Enterprise and Historyand Leonardo. She has written in Norwegian for Tidsskrift for Norsk Kjønnsforskning and Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. She is currently working on two book projects: Cash Flow: The Businesses of Menstruation (UCL Press, 2022), and The Painters Are In: A Visual History of Menstruation (McGill Queen's University Press, 2024). Camilla's writing has also appeared in outlets such as the Wellcome Trust Stories blog series, The Conversation, and Discard Studies.

Camilla the the PI on the Wellcome Trust funded Menstruation Research Network UK: Beyond Products (2022-2025) and PI on the Scottish Government funded project Arctic Periods: Transnational Knowledge about Menstrual History (2021-22). She is Co-PI on the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded 'Ending Period Poverty in Scotland' research project (2020-2022), and was PI on the Wellcome Trust funded Menstruation Research Network UK (2019-2020).

 Camilla worked at Leeds University (2020-2021). Before this, she was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of St Andrews (2017-2020).

  • BA, History of Art, University of Oslo
  • MA, History of Art, University of Manchester
  • PhD, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of Manchester.

I welcome enquiries from PhD students interested in:

  • Modern and contemporary art history
  • Feminist art histories and feminist art
  • Queer art history
  • Body art
  • Menstruation
  • Scandinavian art
  • Environmental humanities
  • Medical humanities

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Equality & Diversity representative for Art History

Research Lead for Art History

External Memberships

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Board Member

Association for Art History, member

Latest Publications

  • The Role of Everyday Visuals in ‘Knowing Humans’ During Covid-19

    Mork Rostvik, C., Aiello, G., Kennedy, H., Anderson, C.
    Being Human During Covid-19. Martin, P., de Saille, S., Liddiard, K., Pearce, W. (eds.). Bristol University Press
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • 'Generic visuals' of Covid-19 in the news: Invoking banal belonging through symbolic reiteration

    Mork Rostvik, C., Aiello, G., Anderson, C., Kennedy, H.
    International Journal of Cultural Studies
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Menstrual art: Why do people still see red?

    Mork Rostvik, C.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Miss Tampon Liberty: Jay Critchley and the Environmenstrual Movement

    Mork Rostvik, C.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Cash Flow: The Businesses of Menstruation

    Mork Rostvik, C.
    UCL Press
    Books and Reports: Books

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Research

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Art History.


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Art History

Accepting PhDs

Nutrition and Health

Scandinavian Studies

Film and Visual Culture

Research Specialisms

  • History of Art

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Funding and Grants

PI, Scottish Government Arctic Connections Fund, Arctic Periods: Transnational Knowledge about Menstrual History and Wellbeing, 2021-2022

PI, Aberdeen University Internal Pump-Prime funding, Menstruation Research Network, 2021-2022

PI, The Wellcome Trust, Menstruation Research Network UK: Beyond Products, 2022-2025

Co-PI, Royal Society of Edinburgh network award, 'Ending Period Poverty in Scotland', 2020-2022

PI, The Wellcome Trust, Menstruation Research Network UK, 2019-2020

PI, The Leverhulme Trust, Early Career Fellow, University of St Andrews, 2017-2020

Teaching
Publications

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  • The Role of Everyday Visuals in ‘Knowing Humans’ During Covid-19

    Mork Rostvik, C., Aiello, G., Kennedy, H., Anderson, C.
    Being Human During Covid-19. Martin, P., de Saille, S., Liddiard, K., Pearce, W. (eds.). Bristol University Press
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • 'Generic visuals' of Covid-19 in the news: Invoking banal belonging through symbolic reiteration

    Mork Rostvik, C., Aiello, G., Anderson, C., Kennedy, H.
    International Journal of Cultural Studies
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Menstrual art: Why do people still see red?

    Mork Rostvik, C.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Miss Tampon Liberty: Jay Critchley and the Environmenstrual Movement

    Mork Rostvik, C.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Cash Flow: The Businesses of Menstruation

    Mork Rostvik, C.
    UCL Press
    Books and Reports: Books
  • It will take lot more than free period products to end stigma around menstruation

    Zipp, S., Rostvik, C. M.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Menstruation in art and visual culture

    Hughes, B., Rostvik, C. M.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Mother Nature as brand strategy. Gender and creativity in Tampax advertising 2007-2009

    Rostvik, C. M.
    Enterprise & Society, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 413-452
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Blood works: Judy Chicago and menstrual art since 1970

    Rostvik, C. M.
    Oxford Art Journal, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 335-353
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • ‘Do not flush feminine products!’ The environmental history, biohazards and norms contained in the UK sanitary bin industry 1960-2020

    Rostvik, C. M.
    Environment and History
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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