Dr. Aleks Sierz holds a first-class honors degree in politics and modern history from Manchester University, an MA in arts criticism from City University, London, and a PhD from Westminster University. He has spent all his working life in the fields of academia and journalism. He is currently the theater critic of Tribune and The Stage. He is visiting research fellow at Rose Bruford College and has previously taught at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and at Westminster University. He is also a freelance arts journalist for The Sunday Times, and The Independent and The Telegraph. He is a former Hon Sec of the Drama Section of the Critics’ Circle, and the proud author of the bestselling In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001), The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006) and, most recently, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger (Continuum, 2008).