Mardia J Bishop Ph.D.

 Mardia Bishop

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall
702 S. Wright Street
MC-456

Office Hours

  • Wednesday, 9-11; by appointment
Course Director, Teaching Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • beauty ideals, body image, contemporary theatre, pop culture

Research Description

Mardia Bishop is a theatre historian and her research focuses on beauty ideals, body image issues, and the cultural practices associated with manipulating the body in America. She also works on contemporary theatre and American pop culture. In addition, she is a director and playwright of children’s theatre.

Education

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • B.A., Thomas More College

Courses

  • CMN 101: Public Speaking
  • CMN 396: Special Topics; Rhetoric of the Theatre
  • CMN 211: Business Commuication

Selected Publications

Books

Mommy angst: Motherhood in American popular culture edited by A. Hall, edited by M. Bishop. Edited by A. Hall, Edited by M. Bishop, Westport, CT Praeger 2009.

Book Contributions

The ‘mommy lift’: Cutting mothers down to size Mommy angst: Motherhood in American popular culture edited by A. Hall, edited by M. Bishop. The ‘mommy lift’: Cutting mothers down to size Edited by A. Hall, Edited by M. Bishop, Westport, CT Praeger 2009.

Journal Articles

Bishop, M Pinter’s zanni: Using a commedia dell’ arte approach to directing The Dumb Waiter. The Pinter Review 2009.