Sarah Bishop

Sarah Bishop

Phone: (646) 312-3720
Location: VC 8240


Sarah Bishop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Professor Bishop earned her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, and also holds a Ph.D. certificate in Cultural Studies.  She earned her Master of Arts degree from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Media, Culture, and Communication and specializes in research concerning the intersections of nationalism, migration, and media.  Professor Bishop is particularly concerned with the ways discourses of power and knowledge inform processes of short- and long-term human migration, and her recent research in this area has been supported with grants from The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University, The Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society at Villanova University, The Center for Intercultural Dialogue, and the National Communication Association.

At Baruch, Professor Bishop offers classes in Gender/Race/Ethnicity in Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Digital Media.


U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories, New York: Routledge, 2016.

"Planning, Conducting, and Writing Multi-Sited, Multi-Lingual Research with Survivors of Torture." Journal of Applied Communication Research 43, no. 3 (2015), 367-62.

“’I’m Only Going to Do it if I Can Do it in Character’: Unpacking Comedy and Advocacy in Stephen Colbert’s 2010 Congressional Testimony.” Journal of Popular Culture 48, no. 3 (2015): 548-57.

“Welcome Home:  Examining Power and Representation in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Guide for New Immigrants.” Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 42 no. 2 (May 2013): 155-71.

“The Rhetoric of Study Abroad: Perpetuating Expectations and Results Through Technological Enframing.” Journal of Studies in International Education 17, no. 4 (September 2013):  398-413.

“Use of Aggressive Humor: Aggressive Humor Style, Verbal Aggressiveness, and Social Dominance Orientation.” Co-authored with Yang Lin and Patricia Hill. Ohio Communication Journal 50 (2013):  73-82.

“Cross-cultural Humor: A New Frontier for Intercultural Communication Research.” co-authored with Yang Lin and Patricia Hill. In Humor Communication: Theory, Impact, and Outcomes, 255-79. Edited by Rachel L. DiCioccio.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2013.


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