"NYC CMCS 8th International Conference "Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics" (Aug 30 - Sept 1) - Updates with Intellect Books Coming Up"

CMCS has been covered by the Telegraph (UK) CTV National News, OMNI TV, VICE, Flare, Chatelaine, ANOKHI, SUN, 24 Hours News, Humber News and Canadian Journalism Foundation, and Yahoo! Entertainment

CMCS Library

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame.  The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media.  With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.

For this purpose, CMCS offers a library where academics, artists, and aficionados can explore readings and creative productions in relation to fame.  The purpose of the library is to empower and engage in thoughts, productions, and publishing on media and celebrity culture.  While most books, articles, and audio-visual material are available in digital formats, other material can be accessed at libraries and book stores.  

The centre aims to extend the library and connect with readers and cultural producers through lectures, seminars, and workshops.  We also archive current research in our video series.


Stay connected with the latest news, events, and press coverage from CMCS. Click here to see more of our upcoming and past events.


Media Coverage CMCS Board Member Dr Anita Krajnc featured with Joaquin Phoenix for the groundbreaking Be Fair Be Vegan campaign in Hollywood news: Entertainment Tonight (RT) Canada, Global News, The Globe and Mail, CTV, CP24 Breaking News  – watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GqvCPItzVo&t=8s

CMCS Awards NYC Best Paper Award Winner Dr Cindy Elmore; Best Paper Video Award Winner Dr Ian Dixon; Honorary Best Paper Award Winner Kiera Obbard

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy featured in “Never tweet your heroes: Ariana Grande and the hidden dangers of fan/celebrity interactions”, The Telegraph (UK), August 2019

Publication CMCS Board Members Dr Samita Nandy, Hilary Wheaton, and Jackie Raphael published in The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism (Routledge, 2019)

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy covered in “Here’s the scientific reason you’re reaching for Aretha Franklin music right now,” Yahoo! Entertainment (USA)

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy covered in Nippon TV (Japan) and Press Pulse TV (Iran), 2018

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winner Maria Murumaa & Piia Õunpuu (Lisbon) & Best Celebrity Chat Video Award Winner Victoria Kannen, 2018

CMCS Keynote CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy invited for ANOKI Media keynote at The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, 2018

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy’s quoted in “Paying Tribute to Celebrities Gone Too Soon”. Preen magazine, Inquirer.Net, 2017

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winner Dr Collin Ackerman (NYC) and Dr Ian Dixon (LA), and Kerstin Hacker (Perth) 2017

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy interviewed by Vice Magazine, Canada’s City TV and London Times. See more: www.cmc-centre.com/Trump.  20172017

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy’s first book on Canadian celebrity culture Fame in Hollywood North has been covered in Hollywood North Magazine, 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Advisory Board Member Dr Louis Massey’s letter to the editor has been published in the National Post, 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy covered in “Celebrity 101”, SUN News, 24 hrs and Hamilton Arts and Letters, 2016

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CMCS Membership

CMCS provides members with timely updates on professional developments, latest research, intellectual exchanges, and collaborative projects in media studies, popular culture and celebrity studies. Membership is free and open to academics, media professionals, creative practitioners, students, and all community members.