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Dr. Mouillot holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University. He is a cultural and media theorist whose research interests include cultural scenes, cultural infrastructures, popular and experimental music, do-it-yourself and improvisation studies, health humanities, digitization/AI in artistic practices, and identity construction in industrialized minority contexts (with extensive ethnographic experience in Hong Kong S.A.R., the province of Québec in Canada, and the Basque region). He is currently leading the Hong Kong Live Music Study, the first survey of the cultural and social value of the live music sector and of its infrastructures (venues, concert organizations and promotional agencies) across all music genres in Hong Kong.
He has co-edited the book Fractured Scenes - Underground Music Making in Hong Kong and East Asia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2021), and he has articles in Popular Communication, Perfect Beat, Organised Sound, Perfect Beat, Cinéma & Cie., and Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études Critiques en Improvisation, among others.

Research Interests

Media Studies

Cultural Studies


Digital cultures

Digital Platforms




Education/Academic qualification

Media Studies, PhD, Distribution Ambiances Magnétiques Etcetera and Constellation Records: DIY Record Labels and the Montreal Experimental Music Scene, McGill University

Award Date: 12 Feb 2018

Global Cultures, Master, University of Guelph

Award Date: 10 Jun 2009

Music, Bachelor

Award Date: 15 Feb 2007


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