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Celebrity Culture and Social Inquiry 
63rd 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
Shannon Skinner 

Advisory Board

Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr Jackie Raphael 
Dr Celia Lam
Dr William Huddy
Dr Frank Wilson
Dr Nicole Bojko
Dr Basuli Deb
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Mira Moshe
Dr Yaya Mori
Josh Nathan (late)

Editorial Board

Dr Robert Caine
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Jarret Ruminski
Dr Nalini Mohabir
Dr Will Visconti 
Josh Nathan
Nidhi Farfagalia
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

Personas and Places

Fame in Hollywood North


Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society




There are just over two weeks left before the 7th international CMCS conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture? in Lisbon on July 1-3.

Join Luis Fernando Romo for an exclusive workshop on celebrity journalism and media / public relations on the opening day. We are also excited for our Day 2 workshop on celebrity glamour with Pamela Wunderlich.

Information on the workshops and learning outcomes can be found here:
To access the complete conference program and guest registration, visit

Special thanks to our keynotes Kirsty Fairclough and Elliot Pill and organizing committee members Ana Jorge, Nicole Bojko, and Kiera Obbard for this much-awaited conference.
The latest publication information from Celebrity Studies journal (Routledge. Taylor and Francis) will be available at the conference along with WaterHill Publishing’s books, including its latest title Personas and Places: Negotiating Myths, Stereotypes and National Identities

Personas and Places is based on the best research papers presented at our 2017 conference at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Many thanks to keynote Sean Redmond for his foreword and to the editors Jackie Raphael and Celia Lam for their excellent work in assembling this collection.

For further insights into Personas and Places, you may like to listen to their case studies in Celebrity Chat (Season 4, Episode 4): 

To order a copy of Personas and Places visit:

In other news, CMCS board member Basuli Deb and I were interviewed in New York City. Other keynote and media updates from Toronto, Tehran and Tokyo can be accessed here:
Have a wonderful end to June and see you in Lisbon next month!
Samita Nandy @famecritic


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