Dr John Lowe studied Classics and Oriental Studies at Oxford, and subsequently Linguistics & Philology at graduate level, at Wolfson College, obtaining his DPhil in 2012. From 2012 to 2015 he held a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics at Oxford. From 2017 to 2019 Dr Lowe was Departmental Lecturer in Syntax and Departmental Lecturer in Indo-Iranian Philology in the Faculty of Linguistics, and in 2019 was appointed Associate Professor of Sanskrit in the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
Dr Lowe's research focuses primarily on Sanskrit language and linguistics, and Indo-Iranian historical philology, including Avestan and Old Persian language and linguistics. His work on Sanskrit covers Vedic and Classical Sanskrit, and Pāṇinian grammar. Dr Lowe also works on theoretical linguistics, in particular syntax and semantics.