Theresa Saxon is a principal lecturer in English Literature, with research interests in theatre history and literary culture. Her book, American Theatre: History, Context, Form, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2011 and she has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on popular theatre of the nineteenth century, particularly pantomime and burlesque, and is currently researching extended projects in Transatlantic theatre and American playwright, Clyde Fitch, as well conducting research into the plays and dramatic writings/performances of Charles Dickens.
Theresa obtained her first degree and her PhD (2003) at Manchester Metropolitan University and has been teaching at UCLan since 2005.
Theresa is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a qualified practitioner, completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2006. Theresa is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and has been a visiting scholar at universities in America.