Dr Samita Nandy
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
PhD Curtin University, Australia (Media / Celebrity)
MA & BA York University, Canada (Communication)

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MEDIA (Selected)

The Globe and Mail, CBC, CTV Breaking News CP 24, SUN Media, 24 Hours News, CITY TV News, VICE, Chatelaine, Flare, Hollywood North Magazine, FUSIA, Starbuzz, Humber News, Hamilton Arts and Letters and Canadian Journalism Foundation


Nandy, S and Hilary Wheaton. (2018). “Celebrity Activists: The Value-Forms of Persona, Scandal, and Commodities.”  In Nathan Farrell (ed.). The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism. London: Routledge 
- forthcoming

Nandy, S. (2017). "Sexism and Speciesism in Not-So-Female-Friendly Hollywood, Plant-Based Nafsika, September 13, 2017

Nandy, S. (2017). Sponsor of “Bridging Gaps: Where is the critic in Television Journalism?”,
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies & CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, August 31-September 1, 2017

Nandy, S. Interviewed for "Why Your Grief Over a Celebrity's Death is Real", VICE magazine, August 31, 2017

Nandy, S. Interviewed for "Crítica cultural estuda como celebridades ajudam a promover os direitos animais", ANDA News (Brazil), June 21, 2017

Nandy, S. (2017). "Celebrating Life with Grief: The Talent of Deep Living." CrossBridge (Toronto: WaterHill Publishing), April 2017

Nandy, S. (2017). Book review of Celebrity Cultures in Canada (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press) in Hamilton Arts and Letters, April 2017

Nandy, S. (2017). Sponsor and Chair of “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood film studies?”,
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, University of Southern California (USC), March 17-19, 2017

Nandy, S. Interviewed by CITY TV, Toronto, January 19, 2017

Nandy, S. (2016). Sponsor of “Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists and filmmakers selling?”, Centre for
Media and Celebrity Studies, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Barcelona, Spain. July 2-5, 2016

Nandy, S. (2016). Book Review for Celebrity Studies (Routledge): Celebrity & The Media, by Sean Redmond, Palgrave McMillan (156 pp.)

Nandy, S. (2016). Covered by The Political Film Blog and Celebrity Chat (Season 2) Producer: Jackie Raphael

Nandy, S. (2016). Interviewed for Humber News and 24 Hours News, Sun Media in Vancouver and Toronto

Nandy, S. (2015). Fame in Hollywood North: A Theoretical Guide to Celebrity Cultures in Canada. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing

Nandy, S. (2015). Media Skills Training Workshop. Feminist Art Conference (FAC). Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD) University. Toronto, Canada.

Nandy, S. (2015). “Bridging Gaps: Celebrity Activism and Celebrity Studies.” Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism? Terrace Club, New York City, USA

Nandy, S. (2015). “Scholars as Critics: A Professional Development Workshop for Academics.”
International Conference Series Bridging Gaps . New York City, USA and Toronto, Canada

Nandy, S. (2015). “Persona in Celebrity Activism.” Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society.
Ryerson University,Toronto, Canada

Nandy, S. (2015). Interviewed on Shannon Skinner Live (Premiere Show) VoiceAmerica. USA

Nandy, S. (2015). "Persona, Celebrities, and Selfies in Social Justice: Authenticity in Celebrity Activism."
In José Ricardo Carvalheiro & Ana Serrano Tellería (Eds). Mobile and Digital Communication:
Approaches to Public and Private.
Covilhã: LabCom Books

Nandy, S. (2015). (Invited Lecturer). European FEDER funded "Selfies in Celebrity Activism: Persona in Celebrity Photography and Social Justice." Faculty of Arts and Letters, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Nandy, S. (2015). "Theatre, Performance and Memories in Fame" in Celebrity Studies (Routledge)

Nandy, S. and Hilary Wheaton. (2015). "The Value-form of Persona: Celebrity Scandal, Activism, and Commodities." Inaugural Persona Studies Working Papers Symposium. Deakin University, Australia

Nandy, S. (2015). Interviewed for Chatelaine and Flare magazines