Dr Samita Nandy (PhD)

Keynote & Author, Fame in Hollywood North (WaterHill Publishing) | Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)

Research

Dr Samita Nandy
Samita Nandy

Post-Doctoral Research

Theory of relationship between fame and emotions (published).
New directions for celebrity activism in global politics.

Doctoral research

Cultural meanings of fame in social contexts.
Articulation of stardom through film festivals and award galas.
Pedagogical shifts in our knowledge of stardom and heroism.
Active audiences and fan practices in celebrity culture.
Production, distribution, reception and equity issues of celebrities.
International relations, bylaws, and cultural policy implementation.

Master’s research

Representation and visual analysis of bodies and sexuality.
Gender construction in new media and online communication.

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