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Mardia J Bishop

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Research Interests

beauty ideals, body image, contemporary theatre, pop culture

Professional Information

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.


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


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

Office Address

3001 Lincoln Hall
702 S. Wright Street

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Research Output

Mommy angst: Motherhood in American popular culture

Bishop, M. J. (ed.) & Hall, A. (ed.), 2009, Westport, CT: Praeger.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

The ‘mommy lift’: Cutting mothers down to size

Bishop, M. J., 2009, Mommy angst: Motherhood in American popular culture. Bishop, M. & Hall, A. (eds.). Westport, CT: Praeger

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter