Mardia J Bishop Ph.D.

Course Director of Communication

  • Address: Department of Communication, 3001 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: 217-333-4771

Office Hours

  • Wednesday, 9-11; by appointment

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • 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

Publications

Books

  • Mommy angst: Motherhood in American popular culture. Ed. A. Hall and M. Bishop. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009.

Book Contributions


  • "The ‘mommy lift’: Cutting mothers down to size." Mommy angst: Motherhood in American popular culture. Ed. A. Hall and 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):