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Celebrity Culture and Social Inquiry 
52nd Edition
Media Experts

Prof. P. David Marshall
Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Louis Massey 
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr Jackie Raphael 
Dr Celia Lam

Dr. Basuli Deb
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Mira Moshe
Dr Nandana Bose
Dr Will Visconti
Josh Nathan
Shannon Skinner 

Advisory Board

Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr Jackie Raphael 
Dr Celia Lam
Dr Frank Wilson
Dr Nicole Bojko
Dr Basuli Deb
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Mira Moshe
Dr Yaya Mori

Editorial Board

Dr Robert Caine
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Jarret Ruminski
Dr Nalini Mohabir
Dr Will Visconti 
Nidhi Shrivastava
Kiera Obbard
Georgia Hertz
Christine Bode

Founder & Director

Dr Samita Nandy

Featured Publications

Celebrity Studies

Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism and Politics

Building Bridges in Celebrity Studies

Celebrity & The Media

A Companion to Celebrity

Fame in Hollywood North


Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society




The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is in VICE magazine. Thanks to journalist Luke Ottenhoff and CMCS member Jacque Lynn Foltyn‏ . Read, share and comment on the article

Join us for our first FREE op-ed writing webinar with Josh Nathan & host Jennifer Polk on Saturday, September 23 to learn how to publish your views in the media. Invite your colleagues and register here now:  The webinar will continue conversations we had at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism two weeks ago!

Our $100 best paper award winner at CUNY is Collin Ackerman. We are proud of all prize winners, keynotes, panelists, and journalists we met in New York City! You can now read conference highlights and view our photos at CUNY and Sheraton, where we celebrated the 4th anniversary of CMCS

Hope you are having a great week. I look forward to seeing you at our webinar on Saturday, September 23rd – not to be missed!  

Details of our webinar and featured article can be found below.

Samita Nandy
CMCS Founder & Director

CMCS FREE Op-Ed Writing Webinar – Saturday, September 23

Continue Bridging Gaps conference conversations with Josh Nathan & host Jennifer Polk in our free post-conference webinar on op-ed writing! Special thanks to
Beyond the Professoriate for hosting this webinar.  

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • Why are op-eds important for academics and public intellectuals?
  • Is academic branding important for op-eds in mass media?
  • How can you best garner attention from press outlets and fellow citizens alike?

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am WDT)

Where: Online

How to attend?

Register and receive the webinar link here:

Optional: Participants may submit op-eds to Josh Nathan & CMCS editorial board beforehand for one-on-one feedback following the webinar (3 independent reviews of one op-ed will be provided). Editorial staff fee applies.

Register for post-webinar op-ed editing and reviews here: 

Early bird registration deadline: Saturday, September 23

CMCS 6th international conference in Perth, Australia

Register and attend our CMCS 6th international conference in Australia

Early bird registration deadline: Wednesday, September 13

Featured Article

CMCS member and Ashton University professor Ellis Cashmore published his piece “The Art of the Celebrity Pecking Order” in Fair Observer. Read, share and comment on the publication here:



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