Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University

Lisa Biggs, Ph.D., is a performing artist and performance scholar who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre at Brown University. Biggs researches the role of the arts in movements for justice, including theatre for women incarcerated in the U.S and in South Africa. She earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Recent publications can be found in Theatre Survey, Solo/Black/Woman: Scripts, Interviews, Essays and in Black Acting Methods.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University
  • 2013–2018
    Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Education

  • 2013 
    Northwestern University, Department of Performance Studies, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    Serious Fun at Sun City: Theatre for Incarcerated Women in the 'New' South Africa, Theatre Survey