Louis Patrick Leroux is a full professor at Concordia University, Montreéal. He is the director of the Montreal Working Group on Circus Research and associate researcher at the National Circus School. In 2017, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Recent and forthcoming titles: Contemporary Circus Conversations, with Katie Lavers and Jon Burtt (Routledge, forthcoming) and Cirque Global: Québec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries, edited with Charles Batson (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2016). He regularly gives talks on contemporary circus,theater, and research-creation.