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Alison Bowie
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Alison Bowie is a PhD in Humanities student at Concordia University focusing on the intersections between Québec theatre history, translation, dramaturgy, and memory studies. Her research, under the supervision of Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux, investigates the ways in which memory can be used as a strategy to combat forgetting in the creation and understanding of national and cultural narratives. Alison’s research is being funded by the Fonds de recherches du Québec - Société et culture and by the Faculty of Arts & Science at Concordia University. She achieved her Masters of Fine Arts degree in dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Queen’s University. Alison has worked in the theatre industry for over ten years as an administrator and artist. She is currently an active theatre translator and dramaturg, and works as CFO and web designer for Techne Creations Ltd. She is also currently the project manager for Professor Leroux's Circus Dramaturgy research-creation project at Concordia University.