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Soyica Colbert

assistant professor, Dartmouth College

Soyica Colbert, Ph. D. is an Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College. Her interests are African America drama, literature, performance, and culture, women and gender studies. Currently Colbert is working on two book projects. The first entitled Black Theatrical Reparations argues for the centrality of black performance traditions expressed in the cakewalking, preaching, hustling, migrating, practicing rituals, and singing the blues and gospel to African American literature. The second entitled Black Movements: Performance, Politics, and Migration examines multiple meanings of movement in black literature and cultural productions to bring studies of black diaspora into conversation with theorizations of black performance. She has published articles on James Baldwin, Alice Childress, and August Wilson.