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Maria Shevtsova is the Chair Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, having previously held Chairs at the University of Lancaster (Founding Chair of Theatre Studies) and the University of Connecticut. She is Dr Honoris Causa of the University of Craiova (Romania). Maria Shevtsova is the author of more than 130 articles and chapters in collected volumes. Her books include Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance (2004), Fifty Key Theatre Directors (2005, co-edited), Jean Genet: Performance and Politics (2006, co-edited), Robert Wilson (2007), Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre (2009, co-authored), Sociology of Theatre and Performance (2009), which assembles three decades of her pioneering work in the field, and The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing (2013, co-authored). Her publications have been translated into eleven languages. She is co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly and on the editorial team of Critical Stages, the journal of the International Association of Theatre Critics, and Stanislavsky Studies, among other international journals. She is on the International Advisory Board of the Marvin Carlson Theatre Centre at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.