Soyica Diggs received her B.A. in English from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, and now teaches in the English Department of Dartmouth University. Her interests are African America drama, literature, performance, and culture, and women’s and gender studies. Her research has been supported by a Stanford Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mellon Dissertation and Summer Research Fellowships, and a Robert W. Woodruff Library Fellowship. Diggs has contributed Casebook on Contemporary African American Women Playwrights (2007), Sonic Interventions (2007), and North American Women’s Drama Collection (2004). Her current book project, From Repetition to Reproduction: African American Performance, Drama, and History, argues that African American drama presents strategies to interpret historical evidence embedded in black performance.
- Review of The African American Theatrical Body: Reception, Performance, and the Stage by Soyica Diggs Colbert and Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance by Stephanie Leigh Batiste by Katherine Zien. Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Summer 2012.
- “Black Leadership at the Crossroads: Unfixing Martin Luther King Jr. in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. The South Atlantic Quarterly. Spring 2013.