Lisa B. Thompson is Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and the Associate Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Beyond The Black Lady: Sexuality And The New African American Middle Class (University of Illinois Press, 2009). Her scholarship has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Finding A Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley’s Fiction (University Press of Mississippi, 2008), and From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances (Wayne State University Press, 2011). She is also the author of several plays including the comedy Single Black Female (Samuel French, Inc., 2012) which has been produced throughout the U.S. and Canada. She tweets @playprof.