Dr Osita Okagbue holds a BA, MA and Ph.D in Drama and Theatre from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the University of Leeds respectively. He has taught African Theatre, Cross Cultural Studies in Performance, Performance Theory & Practice at the universities of Nigeria at Nsukka and Plymouth at Exmouth. At Goldsmiths he teaches African Theatre History, Postcolonial Theatre, Culture and Performance, Analytic Vocabularies, and Processes of Theatre-Making.
Dr Okagbue also convenes the MA Contemporary African Theatre and Performance. He is the founding President of the African Theatre Association (AfTA) and founding Editor of African Performance Review (APR). He is also an Associate Editor for Routledge's Theatres of the World Series, as well as being Editorial Adviser for Enyo: Journal of African Theatre and Drama and Platform (an e-journal).