Quebec Studies

Notes on Contributors

Quebec Studies (2014), 58, (1), 169–170.


Notes on Contributors Notes on Contributors Notes on Contributors Charles R. Batson is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Union College, Schenectady, NY. He is the author of Dance, Desire, and Anxiety in Early Twentieth-Century French Theatre (Ashgate, 2005) and co-editor of a 2012 special double issue of Contemporary French Studies. A member of Montreal’s Working Group on Circus Research, he has published work on performance, including Québec’s nouveau cirque, in such journals as SITES, Gradiva, Dance Chronicle, Nottingham French Studies, Contemporary French Studies, and French Politics, Culture, and Society. He is currently co-editing, with Louis Patrick Leroux, a compendium of essays on Québec’s contemporary circus with the working title Cirque Global: Québec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries. Marc T. Boucher retired from the Ministère des Relations internationales in 2012 after a thirty-three-year career, serving five times in US postings, as well as a four-year tour in London. As a US specialist, Boucher headed up the offices in Louisiana, Atlanta, Washington DC/New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He also served as director of Policy and Planning, Public Affairs and Communications, US Economic and Commercial Affairs, and Northwest Europe. Before joining the Ministry, Boucher taught at Bishop’s University, Champlain Regional College, the University of Maine at Orono, and was seconded to l’École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP) 2005–2007. CarlosAlexis Cruz serves as the Research Team Director for the Circus Now organization, whose goal is to document, connect, and share the growing contemporary circus arts scene in the US. He is Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement Physical Theater at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. CarlosAlexis is the Artistic Director of the Pelú Theatre project, a circus theatre company. Roy Gómez-Cruz is a PhD student in Performance Studies at Northwestern University, where his research focuses on the transnational circuits of labor structuring the contemporary circus industry in North America. He is also Québec Studies, 58 doi:10.3828/qs.2014.25

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