We are pleased to announce that the CMCS conference Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling? will feature roundtable discussion ‘Celebrity Activism’ with Dr Nathan Farrell and Dr Jackie Raphael in Barcelona on July 4, 2016. Details are given below.
Deadline for abstract submissions: Sunday, December 20, 2015
Celebrity Activism: Featured Roundtable in Barcelona, July 4, 2015
Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?
In this roundtable discussion, key speakers and delegates will engage in sharing exclusive experiences and knowledge on publicity, advertising and media in celebrity activism. Its purpose is to generate discussion on successful examples of celebrity activism and how philanthropy can be improved with new techniques.
Dr. Nathan Farrell is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. His research interests include the politics of popular culture, celebrity activism, and the communications strategies of NGOs. He has published research on neoliberalism and the non-profit sector, and the work of celebrities in global peace and international development campaigns. He is the editor of the forthcoming The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism.
Dr. Jackie Raphael is a lecturer in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design at Curtin University in Western Australia. Her research focuses on celebrity culture, social media, endorsements, branding, iconic status and bromances. Through her research on endorsements Dr. Raphael explores celebrity activism; the way a celebrity can make a difference and the impact philanthropy has on the celebrity’s brand identity. Dr. Raphael is in the steering group of Inter-Disciplinary.Net and on the advisory board of Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. She is also the creator and producer of the YouTube series titled Celebrity Chat. Dr. Raphael has published various papers and is the co-editor of the upcoming books, Credibility and the Incredible: Disassembling the Celebrity Figure and Bridging the Gaps Between Celebrity and Media.
This roundtable is part of international conference Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling? that will be held on July 3-5, 2016 at Red Room, Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona.
The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization and research network that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame. The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.