CMCS has been covered by CTV National News in 2014 and is a member of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA / ACA) and Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)

CMCS Library

CMCS offers a virtual 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.  Stay tuned for further updates on the library space.  

If you would like to contribute or have questions related to access of material, contact us at


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Speaker and Performance Series II “Moving Forward: An Intimate Evening on Media, Diversity and Social Justice” at IndustREAL Arts Room (688 Richmond Street) on May 30, 2013.  Starts 6 pm.

Speaker and Performance Series IMoving Forward: An Intimate Evening on Paths, Success and Love” at IndustREAL Arts Room (688 Richmond Street) on March 29, 2014.  

Media Coverage CTV News interview with CMCS Advisory Board member Dr. Anita Krajnc, January 2014

Media Coverage Rogers Television, FUSIA Magazine, SNAP Downtown Toronto News, ANOKHI Media, Mississauga News, Scully Love Promo, Canadian Journalism Foundation in November – August 2013

Advisory Board, Dr. Hilary Wheaton joins CMCS in October 2013

Membership with Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA) and Association of Cultural Studies (ACS) in October 2013

Launch Event at The Inner Garden in Toronto, Canada, August 29, 2013

Guest Lecture, ‘Celebrity Activism: Authenticity in Social Justice Movements’,  University of Toronto, June 27, 2013

Advisory Board released in Toronto, Canada, May 13, 2013

Pre-Launch Event at Copa Brasil Cocteleria in Barcelona, Spain, March 14, 2013

Conference Talk,  “Fame and Nation: National Identity of Pop Star Justin Bieber”, 2nd Global Conference Celebrity: Exploring Critical Issues, Hotel Real Palácio, Lisbon, March 10 – 12, 2013

Guest Lecture, ‘Fame of Art / Art of Fame:  Aesthetics and Identity in Celebrity Culture’
Department of Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, January 10, 2013

Conference Talk, “National Identity of Online Celebrities: Fame and Nation on the Internet.” Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, December 14, 2012




CMCS Membership

CMCS provides members with critical and creative resources to produce and engage with professional developments, latest research, and art exchanges in media and popular culture. With an innovative focus on celebrity studies, CMCS encourages members to strengthen and celebrate their educational and talent-based needs in personalized and collective settings. Membership is free and open to academics, media professionals, artists, students, and all community members.