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Camilla Mørk Røstvik

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in History

Camilla is Associate Professor in History. She specialises in 20th and 21st cultural histories, with a longstanding research interest in the history, cultures, and art of menstruation. Her interests include feminist art history and art projects, environmental humanities, medical humanities, feminist Science & Technology Studies, Norwegian/Sámi art histories, and the archetype of the witch.

Camilla is Honorary Lecturer in the School of Medicine and the School of Art History at Aberdeen, and Honorary Research Fellow in Art History at the University of St Andrews.

Camilla holds a Bachelors degree in Art History from the University of Oslo, a Masters degree in Art History and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester, and a PhD from the University of Manchester.


Courses and teaching

Bachelor, Master and PhD in History. 

Work experience

Lecturer, History of Art - University of Aberdeen - 2021-2022

Postdoc, Visual Studies - University of Leeds - 2020-2021

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Art History - University of St Andrews - 2017-2020

PhD, Art History - University of Manchester - 2012-2017


Camilla leads the Wellcome Trust funded Menstruation Research Network UK (2022-2025) and led 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 from 2020-2021, on the AHRC-funded project 'Generic Visuals in the News: The Role of Stock Photos and Simple Data Visualizations in Assembling Publics'. From 2017-2020, she was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of St Andrews, and she remains a Honorary Research Fellow there, where she collaborates with the Centre for Contemporary Art on the artist-in-residency project Blood Lines.

Selected publications

Camilla's work has appeared in Technology & Culture, Oxford Art Journal, Environment & Society, Enterprise and Historyand Leonardo. She has written in Norwegian for Tidsskrift for Norsk Kjønnsforskning and Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. Her most recent book is Cash Flow: The Businesses of Menstruation (UCL Press, 2022), and she is working on a new book entitled The Painters Are In: A Visual History of Menstruation (McGill Queen's University Press, 2024). Camilla's writing has also appeared in the Wellcome Trust Stories blog series, BBC Radio, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, The Conversation, and Discard Studies.

Scientific publications

  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Public Menstruation: Visualizing Periods in Art, Activism, and Advertising. Rethinking the Public Fetus Historical Perspectives on the Visual Culture of Pregnancy. ISBN: 9781648250712. Boydell & Brewer.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2023). Seeing Red: Menstrual Art and Political Portraiture in the Trump Era. Konsthistorisk tidskrift. ISSN: 0023-3609. 92 (4). s 245 - 263. doi:10.1080/00233609.2023.2280032.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk; Vostral, Sharra; Bildhauer, Bettina (2022). Introduction: The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 in the Context of Menstrual Politics and History. Open Library of Humanities. ISSN: 2056-6700. 8 (1).
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2022). Safer, Greener, Cheaper: Mooncup and the Development of Menstrual Cup Technology. ICON. ISSN: 1361-8113. 26 (2).
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2022). Tampon Technology in Britain: Unilever’s Project Hyacinth and 7-Day War Campaign, 1968–80. Technology and Culture. ISSN: 0040-165X. 63 (1). doi:10.1353/tech.2022.0002.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk; Hughes, Bee; Spencer, Catherine (2022). The Red Gown: Reflections on the In/Visibility of Menstruation in Scotland. Open Library of Humanities. ISSN: 2056-6700.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk; Fyfe, Aileen; Moxham, Noah; McDougall-Waters, Julie (2022). A History of Scientific Journals: Publishing at the Royal Society, 1665-2015. ISBN: 9781800082328. UCL Press. s 664.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2022). Cash Flow: The Businesses of Menstruation. ISBN: 9781787355569. UCL Press. s 228.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Miss Tampon Liberty: The Environmenstrual Movement and Art.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). The Painters Are In: Menstruation and Art.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). As You Were: An Analysis of Birth Trauma through Film.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Witches in Kristiansand? Memorials, Memory and Magic.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Menstruation and Art.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Witches in Kritisansand? Memorials, Memory and Magic in Public Space.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Magickal Women Conference 2024: Remembering Witches: Or, why Kristiansand is not Salem.
  • Røstvik, Camilla Mørk (2024). Fabulations Conference Keynote: Remembering witches: Memorials, memory and magic in public space.

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