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Ben Bishop

  • Graduate Student


Ben Bishop graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Theatre, focusing on theatrical devising, solo performance, and community-engaged storytelling. Ben moved on to earn a M.A. in Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach. At CSULB, Ben’s research work included quantitative and qualitative projects exploring a variety of topics from family health communication to affect theory and critical rhetoric. Ben’s current research is centered on U.S. conservatism, conspiracy theories, and transantagonism. 


Bishop, B. (2023). Inauthenticity, delusion, and victimization: Interrogating affective rhetoric targeting trans* youth. Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, 21(1), 133-153.