Elizabeth Bishop

Adjunct Faculty, Youth Studies

Elizabeth Bishop
Areas of Expertise
  • Program Evaluation
  • Adolescent Education
  • Critical Youth Studies
  • Youth Activism

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop is an educator, researcher and youth advocate with two decades of experience in UPK-12 schools, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations across the United States. Dr. Bishop teaches on the faculty of youth studies at CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) and the faculty of urban education at CUNY Graduate Center. She is Co-Founder of Global Turning Points, an international consulting collective. Bishop has held leadership positions at the City University of New York and the NYC Department of Education as well as community-based organizations.

Dr. Bishop holds a PhD in education: language, literacy and culture, an MST. in adolescent education, an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies, and a BA in planned studies. She is completing the Global Leadership Diploma from the Center for Executive Education at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. She has been featured in Good Morning America Digital, PBS NewsHour, Business Insider and PolitiFact.

Bishop's writing includes her 2015 Becoming Activist: Critical Literacy and Youth Organizing and 2018 Embodying Theory: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Resistance which she created with artist Tamsen Wojtanowski. She has two new books expected out in 2022 and 2023.

Academic Programs

Graduate Program

Youth Studies 

Advanced Certificate Program

Youth Studies 

Recent News

Youth Studies Professors Dr. Zeller-Berkman and Dr. Bishop discuss race and justice with outside scholars Damaris Dunn and Dr. Barrales during panel discussion

Youth Studies Professor Showcases Latest Book in Panel Discussion

May 22, 2024

During the event, Dr. Bishop discussed her recently published book Whiting Out: Writing on Vulnerability, Racism and Repair.

CUNY SPS Professor Dr. Bishop speaks during roundtable discussion during her book tour

Visions of New Solidarities

May 10, 2024


In a special Q&A session after her roundtable discussion event held on April 4, CUNY SPS Youth Studies faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Bishop discussed her new book on racial justice, "Whiting Out: Writing on Vulnerability, Racism, and Repair."
The cover of "Whiting Out" by CUNY SPS Youth Studies Professor Dr. Elizabeth Bishop

Whiting Out: Writing on Vulnerability, Racism and Repair

November 14, 2023

Myers Education Press

CUNY SPS Youth Studies Professor Dr. Elizabeth Bishop recently published her book "Whiting Out: Writing on Vulnerability, Racism and Repair." The book "Whiting Out" is for both aspiring and experienced teachers (especially white folks), as well as anyone open to writing new narratives and imagining new possible worlds. The text calls upon all critical educators to (re)commit to deep learning toward our collective anti-racist queer-inclusive liberation, toward intersectional futures where healing, justice, and repair are prioritized.

Excellence in Youth Studies Teaching Award

May 23, 2022

CUNY SPS Youth Studies Program

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, an adjunct faculty member in the Youth Studies program, has been awarded the inaugural CUNY SPS Excellence in Youth Studies Teaching Award. She received this honor for effectively synthesizing theory, source material, and personal experience in her teaching, and for prioritizing student growth and process.

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