Dr. Joseph Culpepper is a performance scholar, magician, and magic consultant.
Joseph has a head full of secrets and hands that know how to use them. He teaches magic history and its adaptation to the circus arts at Montreal’s National Circus School. He is a cofounder of the performance troupe Ars Mechanica and works as a consultant for both private and public organizations.
He holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Toronto. His dissertation, “Reception and Adaptation: Magic Effects, Mysteries and Con Games,” analyzes how individuals experience magic through various media.