Rachael E. Bishop

Rachael E. Bishop

Assistant Director

316 Sparks Building

University Park , PA 16802


  1. B.A. in Communication and Social Interaction, SUNY Oswego, 2017.
  2. M.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020.


Rachael Bishop is a Doctoral student in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences. Her research explores the communicative choices of individuals with stigmatized identities, and the complex, consequential nature of seeking support in a variety of interpersonal relationships. Specifically, she focuses on examining the factors that lead some individuals to be vulnerable to stigmatization attempts, and others to be resilient and resist such attempts. Rachael adopts a transdisciplinary approach to studying and advancing the social sciences and life sciences in both pedagogical and research contexts. As the Assistant Director of the CSSI, Rachael is responsible for planning CSSI events and collaborating with the Director to recruit and inform scholars contributing to the CSSI.