Dr. Elizabeth Bishop

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop

Associate Professor
Office: TMH 216
Phone: 512.245.2142
Email: eb26@txstate.edu

PhD in History, University of Chicago (1997)
MA in Political science, Northwestern University (1988)
BA in History, Earlham College (1986)

North Africa/Modern Arab

At Texas State, I'm dedicated to mentoring all students; as a member of the Diversity Scholars Network (DSN) at the University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), I am committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary issues related to culture, difference, identity, inequality, oppression, power, and representation. Before SMTX, I taught at the University of Texas at Austin (UT/Austin) and at The American University in Cairo (AUC).

I serve in the George Perkins Marsh book prize committee of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH). Lately, I've begun to work on UGEMA, l'Union générale des étudiants musulmans algériens (1955-1962). My short film "UGEMA in Tunis” illustrates how people lived everyday lives, while (as Samer Ali says) "forming friendship, falling in love, having fun, and venerating the holy" across national boundaries during the Cold War.

Texas State University service:
Faculty advisor, Model Arab League
Faculty advisor, Muslim Student Association
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Campus Representative
Lone Star Cold War Group, Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, Convenor

Professional service: 
Altralang journal (Université Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed), Associate editor
American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), board of directors

Research Awards:
American Institute for Maghreb Studies (AIMS)
Eisenhower Presidential Library
Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship
Fulbright/Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence
Fulbright Program, US Scholar Award
Harry S. Truman Library Institute