Sheila Sandapen, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Sheila Sandapen

Office: 5040 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.5888


  • BA, Communication, Neumann College (now University), 1989
  • MA, Writing, Emerson College, 1992
  • PhD, English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009


Sheila Sandapen, PhD teaches in the First-Year Writing Program at Drexel. She also serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Drexel Writing Center. As a young child she would sometimes leave the playground during school recess to sneak into the library and read in peace. It was this attitude that sealed her fate to be a writer and English Instructor.


Reflecting her eclectic interests in cultural studies, women studies, history and film Sheila Sandapen’s publications include book and film reviews, articles on World War I Aviation, Jane Austen and British Cinema. Recent publications include: “Skin Deep: Visual Representations of White/British Identity and Black/Foreign Identity in Commercially Successful Popular Cinema.” Mapping Minds. Ed. Monika Raesch. Oxford, UK: The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010. 163-169 and “White Thighs: A Question of Fate and Sexual Politics in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.” EAPSU ONLINE. 5 (Fall 2008). She has a book chapter accepted for publication by the Inter-Disciplinary Press.