Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University

Lisa Biggs is a performing artist and performance scholar who is an Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Michigan State's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Building off her diverse experiences as an artist and activist, Lisa's current scholarship stands at the intersection of Performance Studies, Black Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Law. Recent publications include an analysis of Rhodessa Jones's solo play "Big-Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women" for the anthology "Solo/Black/Woman," edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera (2013). Her ongoing interest in the performance of justice, law enforcement and prisoner rehabilitation is now expressed through research on the impact of theatre and dance programs for incarcerated women confined in the US and South Africa, and new collaborations with people whose lives are touched in other ways by criminal legal systems.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, Michigan State University