Soji Cole

Soji Cole

Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Black Studies

Sutherland Hall 442

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Research Interests: Performance (Practice and Research), Theatre History, Sociology of Theatre and Drama, Applied Theatre/Theatre Therapy, Literary and Performance Criticism, African & Black Drama and theatre , Canadian Drama, Indigenous American Drama, Trauma and Memory Studies in Drama and Performance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Film Studies, Playwriting, Acting, Directing.

Soji Cole studied Theatre and Film at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where he was also a teaching faculty for almost a decade before relocating to Canada. He was a Fulbright scholar in the School of Music, Theater and Dance at Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. He is a winner of the African Theatre Association (AfTA) ‘Emerging Scholars’ Prize’, as well as a winner of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) ‘New Scholars Prize’. He has also won the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Playwriting Prize, and the Nigeria Prize for Literature. He has been a finalist of the BBC World Playwriting competition, and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.

His current research focus is on African Black Immigrants and Specters of Otherness, with particular focus on creating drama works on black African immigrants’ experience of racism. 

Soji Cole has a PhD in Theatre and Film. He is currently on a second PhD program in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brock University.