Sigrid King is a Professor of English who teaches Shakespeare, Crime Fiction, Global Women Writers, British Literature, Shakespeare's Sisters, Classical Backgrounds to English Literature, Women and Film, and Psychology of Literature. She is the editor of Pilgrimage for Love, published by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and is the author of articles on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Canterbury Tales, Medieval lyric poetry, and censorship, among others. Recent conference papers include topics such as censorship of Aphra Behn's The Rover, Challenging Containment in Chitra Divakaruni's The Ultrasound, Honor and Gender in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Poverty in Literature. She is the recipient of grants for research at the British Library in London and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. At Carlow University, she has been the recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Sisters of Mercy Award for Excellence in Advising.