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Katherine Bischoping

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Department of Sociology

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2086
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 77996
Email: kbischop@yorku.ca
Primary website: ResearchGate profile

Degrees

PhD, University of Michigan
MSc, University of Michigan
BMath, University of Waterloo

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Book Review Editor, Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, March 2016 - February 2018
Director, Graduate Program in Sociology, July 2010 - June 2013

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Narrative Analysis, Oral History, Research Methods

Current Research Projects

Feminist Reflexivities

    Summary:

    This project, undertaken with Amber Gazso, examines various analytic strategies for being reflexive, i.e., for considering how, as knowers, we are implicated in the knowledge that we produce. These examinations have included (1) in Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences, looking at how narrative, conversation, and discourse analysts each conceive of reflexivity, (2) in a chapter in press, contrasting how standpoint theory and discursive positioning analysis help to make sense of an awkward moment in an interview, and (3) in a forthcoming article, reflexively analyzing the relation of emotions to ethics.

    Description:

    [See project summary.]

    See more
    Role: Co-organizer

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

    Collaborator: Amber Gazso
    Collaborator Institution: York University
    Collaborator Role: Co-organizer

Oral Histories of Lei Feng

    Summary:

    Little known in the West, kindly and thrifty soldier Lei Feng (1940-1962) was established as a Chinese national hero by Mao Tsedong in 1963. The Chinese curriculum has since exhorted even its youngest students to “Learn from Lei Feng!” This project, undertaken with Zhipeng Gao, first used oral history data to examine how Lei Feng is remembered by different cohorts in China. Subsequently, we have contrasted how scholars and ordinary Chinese speak about China's generations, asked how the "truth" or "authenticity" of the Lei Feng stories is taken up in China and North America, and discussed the varied conceptions of "thrift" throughout contemporary Chinese history.

    Description:

    [See project summary.]

    See more
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Zhipeng Gao
    Collaborator Institution: York University, Graduate Program in Psychology
    Collaborator Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Sociological Books and their Covers

    Summary:

    This project in intertextuality involves visual sociology analysis of the covers of sociology's classics from around the world. A first inquiry, with R. Abdelbaki, K. Ahmed, K. Banasiak, and D. Gul Kaya, compared covers of Edward W. Said's Orientalism from Islamicate contexts with those from non-Islamicate contexts. A second inquiry, with S. Chapman-Nyaho and R. Raby, looked at how covers of Discipline and Punish can transcend a narrow focus on the prison and the Panopticon. A third inquiry will be on The Souls of Black Folk.

    Description:

    [See project summary].

    See more
    Role: Organizer

Books

Publication
Year

K. Bischoping and A. Gazso. (2016) Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences: Narrative, Conversation and Discourse Strategies. London, UK: SAGE.

2016

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

A. Gazso and K. Bischoping (in press for January 2019). “Reframing an awkward moment: A comparison of two analytic strategies for being reflexive”. S. Kleinknecht, L.-J. van den Scott, and C.B. Sanders, eds., The Craft of Qualitative Research, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

2019

K. Bischoping, R. Abdelbaki, K. Ahmed, K. Banasiak, and D. Gül Kaya (2017). “Unsettling Orientalism: Edward W. Said’s (1978) book and its covers”. In S. Saffari, R. Akhbari, K. Abdolmaki, and E. Hamdon (eds.), Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2017

R. Chisholm, C. Weaving, and K. Bischoping (2016). “Girl Power figures, mythic Amazons, and neoliberal risk performers: Discursively situating women who participate in Mixed Martial Arts”, pp. 279-298 in H. Thorpe and R. Olive, eds., Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics, Experience and Pedagogy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016

K. Bischoping (2014) “Identity and mutability in family stories about the Third Reich,” pp.56-73 in Ivana Maček (ed.), Engaging with Violence: New Paradigms in the Study of Genocide and Mass Political Violence. London: Routledge.

2014

K. Bischoping (2005) “Quote, Unquote: From Transcript to Text in Ethnographic Research,” pp.141-154 in Doing Ethnography: Researching Everyday Life, D. Pawluch, C. Miall, and W. Shaffir (eds) Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Press.

2005

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

A. Gazso and K. Bischoping (forthcoming September 2018). “Feminist reflections on the relation of emotions to ethics: A case study of two awkward interviewing moments.” Forum: Qualitative Social Research Special issue on Research Ethics in Qualitative Research.

2018

K. Bischoping and Z. Gao (2018). “Reframing generations scholarship through the eyes of ordinary Chinese.” Chinese Sociological Dialogue 3(2):133-47.

2018

Z. Gao and K. Bischoping (2018). “The emergence of an anti-elder discourse in 21st-century China.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 33(2):197-215.

2018

R. Chisholm and K. Bischoping (forthcoming; pre-published March 2018). “The narrative self in rural dementia: A case study from eastern Nova Scotia”. Ageing & Society.

2018

K. Bischoping (2017). “Generations and memory: A meeting of modern concepts and postmodern questions,” Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 37 Special Issue on Generations and Memory: Continuity and Change: 1-8.

2017

K. Bischoping and Z. Gao (2017). “Story sequences and stereotypes: A case study from talk about the crowded buses of China”. Narrative Inquiry 27(1):85-108.

2017

K. Bischoping, S. Chapman-Nyaho and R. Raby (2016). “Linking visuality to justice through international covers of Discipline and Punish”. The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research 5:180-215.

2016

K. Bischoping and E. Quinlan (2013), "Health and Safety Issues in Precarious Cultural Work," E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies 2(2), 97-115.

2013

K. Bischoping and R. Olstead (2012) “A Durkheimian Reading of Gender and Morality in the Anonymous Letter Mystery,” Philosophy, Culture and Traditions 7:126-143.

2012

Creative Works

Publication
Year

K. Bischoping and Natalia Laluque (2010) Curation of Nora, Leaving Torvald, Laluque Atelier Gallery and Blackcurrant Productions, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010, City of Toronto.

2010

K. Bischoping (2009) The Demise of a Focus Group [18.5 min.]. Script by K. Bischoping, directed by G. Porter, co-produced by K. Bischoping and draft89, Toronto. Accompanied by Discussion Guide[8 pp.]

2009

Other

Publication
Year

K. Bischoping and Y. Ishii, guest editors (April 2017) Special Issue on Generations and Memory: Continuity and Change, Oral History Forum d’histoire orale.

2017



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2020 AP/SOCI3040 3.0 M Advanced Sociological Theory LECT
Winter 2020 GS/GFWS6007 3.0 M Feminist Research Colloquium SEMR

Degrees

PhD, University of Michigan
MSc, University of Michigan
BMath, University of Waterloo

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Book Review Editor, Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, March 2016 - February 2018
Director, Graduate Program in Sociology, July 2010 - June 2013

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Narrative Analysis, Oral History, Research Methods

Current Research Projects

Feminist Reflexivities

    Summary:

    This project, undertaken with Amber Gazso, examines various analytic strategies for being reflexive, i.e., for considering how, as knowers, we are implicated in the knowledge that we produce. These examinations have included (1) in Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences, looking at how narrative, conversation, and discourse analysts each conceive of reflexivity, (2) in a chapter in press, contrasting how standpoint theory and discursive positioning analysis help to make sense of an awkward moment in an interview, and (3) in a forthcoming article, reflexively analyzing the relation of emotions to ethics.

    Description:

    [See project summary.]

    Project Type: Self-Funded
    Role: Co-organizer

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

    Collaborator: Amber Gazso
    Collaborator Institution: York University
    Collaborator Role: Co-organizer

Oral Histories of Lei Feng

    Summary:

    Little known in the West, kindly and thrifty soldier Lei Feng (1940-1962) was established as a Chinese national hero by Mao Tsedong in 1963. The Chinese curriculum has since exhorted even its youngest students to “Learn from Lei Feng!” This project, undertaken with Zhipeng Gao, first used oral history data to examine how Lei Feng is remembered by different cohorts in China. Subsequently, we have contrasted how scholars and ordinary Chinese speak about China's generations, asked how the "truth" or "authenticity" of the Lei Feng stories is taken up in China and North America, and discussed the varied conceptions of "thrift" throughout contemporary Chinese history.

    Description:

    [See project summary.]

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Zhipeng Gao
    Collaborator Institution: York University, Graduate Program in Psychology
    Collaborator Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Sociological Books and their Covers

    Summary:

    This project in intertextuality involves visual sociology analysis of the covers of sociology's classics from around the world. A first inquiry, with R. Abdelbaki, K. Ahmed, K. Banasiak, and D. Gul Kaya, compared covers of Edward W. Said's Orientalism from Islamicate contexts with those from non-Islamicate contexts. A second inquiry, with S. Chapman-Nyaho and R. Raby, looked at how covers of Discipline and Punish can transcend a narrow focus on the prison and the Panopticon. A third inquiry will be on The Souls of Black Folk.

    Description:

    [See project summary].

    Project Type: Self-Funded
    Role: Organizer

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

A. Gazso and K. Bischoping (in press for January 2019). “Reframing an awkward moment: A comparison of two analytic strategies for being reflexive”. S. Kleinknecht, L.-J. van den Scott, and C.B. Sanders, eds., The Craft of Qualitative Research, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

2019

K. Bischoping, R. Abdelbaki, K. Ahmed, K. Banasiak, and D. Gül Kaya (2017). “Unsettling Orientalism: Edward W. Said’s (1978) book and its covers”. In S. Saffari, R. Akhbari, K. Abdolmaki, and E. Hamdon (eds.), Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2017

R. Chisholm, C. Weaving, and K. Bischoping (2016). “Girl Power figures, mythic Amazons, and neoliberal risk performers: Discursively situating women who participate in Mixed Martial Arts”, pp. 279-298 in H. Thorpe and R. Olive, eds., Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics, Experience and Pedagogy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016

K. Bischoping (2014) “Identity and mutability in family stories about the Third Reich,” pp.56-73 in Ivana Maček (ed.), Engaging with Violence: New Paradigms in the Study of Genocide and Mass Political Violence. London: Routledge.

2014

K. Bischoping (2005) “Quote, Unquote: From Transcript to Text in Ethnographic Research,” pp.141-154 in Doing Ethnography: Researching Everyday Life, D. Pawluch, C. Miall, and W. Shaffir (eds) Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Press.

2005

Books

Publication
Year

K. Bischoping and A. Gazso. (2016) Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences: Narrative, Conversation and Discourse Strategies. London, UK: SAGE.

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

A. Gazso and K. Bischoping (forthcoming September 2018). “Feminist reflections on the relation of emotions to ethics: A case study of two awkward interviewing moments.” Forum: Qualitative Social Research Special issue on Research Ethics in Qualitative Research.

2018

K. Bischoping and Z. Gao (2018). “Reframing generations scholarship through the eyes of ordinary Chinese.” Chinese Sociological Dialogue 3(2):133-47.

2018

Z. Gao and K. Bischoping (2018). “The emergence of an anti-elder discourse in 21st-century China.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 33(2):197-215.

2018

R. Chisholm and K. Bischoping (forthcoming; pre-published March 2018). “The narrative self in rural dementia: A case study from eastern Nova Scotia”. Ageing & Society.

2018

K. Bischoping (2017). “Generations and memory: A meeting of modern concepts and postmodern questions,” Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 37 Special Issue on Generations and Memory: Continuity and Change: 1-8.

2017

K. Bischoping and Z. Gao (2017). “Story sequences and stereotypes: A case study from talk about the crowded buses of China”. Narrative Inquiry 27(1):85-108.

2017

K. Bischoping, S. Chapman-Nyaho and R. Raby (2016). “Linking visuality to justice through international covers of Discipline and Punish”. The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research 5:180-215.

2016

K. Bischoping and E. Quinlan (2013), "Health and Safety Issues in Precarious Cultural Work," E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies 2(2), 97-115.

2013

K. Bischoping and R. Olstead (2012) “A Durkheimian Reading of Gender and Morality in the Anonymous Letter Mystery,” Philosophy, Culture and Traditions 7:126-143.

2012

Creative Works

Publication
Year

K. Bischoping and Natalia Laluque (2010) Curation of Nora, Leaving Torvald, Laluque Atelier Gallery and Blackcurrant Productions, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010, City of Toronto.

2010

K. Bischoping (2009) The Demise of a Focus Group [18.5 min.]. Script by K. Bischoping, directed by G. Porter, co-produced by K. Bischoping and draft89, Toronto. Accompanied by Discussion Guide[8 pp.]

2009

Other

Publication
Year

K. Bischoping and Y. Ishii, guest editors (April 2017) Special Issue on Generations and Memory: Continuity and Change, Oral History Forum d’histoire orale.

2017



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2020 AP/SOCI3040 3.0 M Advanced Sociological Theory LECT
Winter 2020 GS/GFWS6007 3.0 M Feminist Research Colloquium SEMR