Sarah Bishop

Sarah Bishop

Phone: (646) 312-3720
Location: VC 7253


Sarah C. Bishop holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA from New York University. She is the author of Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement (Oxford, 2019) and U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories (Routledge, 2016). U.S. Media and Migration won the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division as well as the 2017 Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.  Bishop specializes in research concerning the interactions of nationalism, citizenship, migration, and media.

Professor Bishop’s recent research 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, the Urban Communication Foundation, the ZeMKI Center for Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Bremen, the Abraham J Briloff Prize in Ethics, the Eugene M. Lang Foundation, the Diversity Projects Development Fund, and the Faculty Fellowship Publication Program at CUNY.

At Baruch, Professor Bishop teaches in the Department of Communication Studies, the Macaulay Honors College, and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.  She offers graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as Gender/Race/Ethnicity in Communication, Media and Migration, Global Communication, Privilege and Difference, and Digital Media Cultures.


Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

"Nobody Can Take Our Story: Competing Representational Narratives of Immigrants without Legal Status.” Communication & Society 31, no. 3 (2018): 159-73.

"(Un)documented Immigrant Media Makers and the Search for Connection Online." Critical Studies in Media Communication 34, no. 5 (2017): 415-31.

Model Citizens: The Making of an American Throughout the Naturalization Process.” Communication, Culture & Critique 10, no. 3 (2017): 479-98.

Undocumented Women.” Equality Archive, July 2017.

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

United We Stand? Negotiating Space and National Memory in the 9/11 Arizona Memorial.” Space & Culture 19, no. 4 (2016): 502-11.

Planning, Conducting, and Writing Multi-Sited, Multi-Lingual Research with Survivors of Torture.” Journal of Applied Communication Research 43, no. 3 (2015): 357-62.

 “‘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 (2013): 155-71.

The Rhetoric of Study Abroad: Perpetuating Expectations and Results Through Technological Enframing.” Journal of Studies in International Education 17, no. 4 (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: Kendall Hunt, 2012.

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