Sheila Fox, adjunct professor of theatre, holds a Master's and Ph.D in comparative literature from Manchester University. Her first degree, in Russian and English, was from Trinity College, Dublin. She has extensive experience both working in the theatre and teaching theatre studies. She has worked for the BBC as a radio producer/director, working with actors such as William Hurt, Timothy West, Brian Cox and Patricia Hodge. She also worked as a theatre critic for The Guardian and City Limits. She writes for television and film, her screenplay Deptford Graffiti being nominated by the Writers Guild for Best TV play/film in 1991.