Alison Bowie achieved her undergraduate degree in History from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) in 2006. While working for the Living Arts Centre (Mississauga, ON) she developed the French Educational Arts Program through a Trillium Foundation of Ontario grant, which is now fully self-sustaining. Alison is passionate about teaching and the development of students' critical analysis, writing, and creative skills. She has 7 years of experience teaching in a university setting, and has acted as a Teaching Assistant and Instructor of record at both the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) and Concordia University (Montréal, QC). Alison is currently co-authoring a new textbook on Dramaturgy with Professor Gene Gibbons for the Concordia University Department of Theatre's new introductory dramaturgy course.
Alison completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) in 2014 and is a PhD Candidate in the Humanities program run out of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University (Montréal, QC), supervised by Louis Patrick Leroux, Sherry Simon, and Hervé Guay (UQTR). Her research is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture as well as the Concordia Faculty of Arts & Science. Alison's research project focuses on the intersections of cultural and linguistic contact zones, dramaturgy, collective memory, and theatre history in a Québec context.