Lowell is a 2017 Vanier Canada Scholar and PhD Candidate in communication studies where he is examining the relationship between artists and the Canadian state. Lowell has over 25 years of experience as a theatre-maker and an arts administrator. He holds a BA and an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University. His MA project was a research-creation exploration of intermedial metatheatre. He has been a researcher with Concordia’s Fluxmedia Lab and the International Association of Art for Social Change. He is currently teaching the 4th year communication and discourse class. He thinks, speaks, and writes about performativity, rhetoric, and the continuing relevance of the “live” in communication and media studies.