Dr. Taiwo Afolabi holds the Canada Research Chair in Socially Engaged Theatre; he is the Director of the Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre (C-SET), and an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, Faculty of Media, Art and Performance at the University of Regina. He is an artist, qualitative researcher, theatre manager, applied theatre practitioner and educator with a decade of experience working across a variety of creative and community contexts in over dozen countries across four continents. He researches, creates works, performs, and teaches at the intersection of performance and human ecology. His research interests lie in the areas of applied theatre and policing, social justice, decolonization, art leadership and management, migration, and the ethics of arts-based research. Dr. Afolabi has co-edited three books and published articles in various books and reputable journals. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and the founding artistic director of Theatre Emissary International (TEMi). He is the Vice President of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR/ACRT), Co-Editor of the Journal of Arts and Community, and Associate Editor, the Canadian Theatre Review (CTR).