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Celebrity Culture and Social Inquiry 
45th 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 Louis Massey
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr Jackie Raphael 
Dr Celia Lam
Dr Nicole Bojko
Dr Basuli Deb
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Mira Moshe
Dr Radha Maharaj
Dr Robinder Sehdev
Dr Yaya Mori
Tushar Unadkat
Ravi Kumar

Editorial Board

Dr Robert Caine
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Jarret Ruminski
Dr Nalini Mohabir

Dr Will Visconti 
Nidhi Shrivastava
Kiera Obbard
Christine Bode

Communication Manager

Dr Louis Massey

Founding Director

Dr Samita Nandy

Featured Publications

Celebrity Studies

Fame in Hollywood North

Celebrity & The Media

A Companion to Celebrity


Building Bridges in Celebrity Studies

Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society




I hope May started off well!

Registration for the New York City CMCS conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism” is now open. We have received excellent submissions, and we look forward to vibrant discussions with all delegates. Visit to register. Early bird deadline: June 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Kiera Obbard has joined the CMCS editorial board. She is also an editorial member of our associate press, WaterHill Publishing. We are looking forward to her contributions to the CMCS community!

Also, CMCS members Andrew Zolides, Josh Nathan, Jarret Ruminski, Kofi Forson, Samita Nandy, and Saul Courrier have been published in CrossBridge journal. Order your copy and share your feedback on their insightful writings! Details of the publication are below.

In other news, CMCS Advisory board member and celebrity activist Anita Krajnc has won her court case.  She has received worldwide coverage in The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, NPR, and CBC among many others. Join us in congratulating Anita and see her media updates below.

Do you have news to share with us? Email us at and join the conversation on Twitter @celeb_studies. Highlights of our latest conversations are available here:

Have a great week ahead!

Louis Massey
CMCS Board Member & Communication Manager

CrossBridge Journal April 2017

WaterHill Publishing

CrossBridge is a multidisciplinary and thought provoking cross-over between peer-reviewed academic journal, public affairs magazine, and visual art/literary review. Steven Johnson in Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (2011) wrote that spaces that allow “collision of creativity” between people of different backgrounds facilitates innovation. CrossBridge aims at being such a space.

This issue includes:

  • Kayfabe Politics: Donald Trump’s Wrestling Roots
    By Andrew Zolides

  • Implications of Journalism’s Tall Tales on a Telling Public
    By Josh Nathan

  • Public Politics: Dependency in the Age of American Fascism
    By Jarret Ruminski

  • The Muse Object Project
    Poetry by Kofi Forson

  • Celebrating Life with Grief – The Talent of Deep Living
    Reflections by Samita Nandy

  • Time Zone
    A Short Story by Saul Courrier

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
    A Book Review by Christine Bode

Our authors and artists are inspirational thought leaders who bring forth provocative and actionable ideas, bridge gaps between theories and practice, and initiate personal and social transformation.

Media Coverage

CMCS Advisory Board member and celebrity activist Anita Krajnc has won her court case on animal ethics. She was charged for giving water to pigs in 2015. Judge David Harris dismissed the charge. Selected news clippings are listed below:

The Guardian


The Globe and Mail



Toronto Star



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