Media Expertise


CMCS Board Member Anita Krajnc on CTV News

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) recommends the following experts for excellence in research, commentaries, and informed opinions in print and broadcast media.

Academic Critics

Professor P. David Marshall
PhD, Communication at McGill University (Canada)
Personal Chair in New Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at Deakin University (Australia)
Areas: Celebrity Culture, Persona, Public, New Media, Cultural Studies
URL: @dmarshallmc

Dr Samita Nandy
PhD, Media and Information at Curtin University (Australia)
Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (Canada)
Areas: Fame, Celebrity Activism, Celebrity Death, Persona and Glamour
URL: @famecritic

Dr Anita Krajnc
PhD, Political Science and Environmental Studies at University of Toronto (Canada)
Areas: Celebrity Activism, Social Justice, Protest Art, Media Literacy, Animal and Environmental Ethics

Dr Ian Dixon
PhD in Cinema Studies, Melbourne University (Australia)
Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); past DEAKIN UNIVERSITY Burwood (Australia) & SAE Institute in Melbourne (Australia)
Areas: Hollywood and Australian stardom, film theory, kinaesthetic filmmaking, film and television directing, acting, and screenwriting

Dr Jacque Lynn Foltyn
PhD in Sociology, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Professor in Sociology, National University (USA)
Areas: Celebrity Deaths and Afterlives, Celebrity Maternity, Body, Beauty, Plastic Surgery, Style, Fashion, Royal Style
URL: @jlfoltyn

Dr William Huddy
PhD, Communication Studies, University of Denver (USA)
Lecturer, Communication Arts and Sciences, Metropolitan State University of Denver (USA)
Areas: Celebrity Culture, Communication Activism, Political Communication, Social Justice, Public Speaking and Journalism

Dr Basuli Deb
PhD, English at Michigan State University (USA)
Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University & Global Scholar, Institute of Research on Women at Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA)
Author, Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture (Routledge)
Areas: Postcolonial, Transnational, Celebrity, Feminist, Queer

Dr Nandana Bose 
Ph.D, Film Studies, University of Nottingham (England)
Associate Professor, FLAME University (India)
Areas: Bombay film industry, Hindi Film Stardom, Cinema and Politics, Censorship & Indian Cinema

Dr Jackie Raphael
PhD, Creative Advertising and Graphic Design & Lecturer at Curtin University (Australia)
Areas: Celebrity & Fan Studies, Social Media, Endorsements, Branding, Iconic Status and Bromances
Email: @JackieRaphael

Dr Celia Lam
PhD, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (Australia)
Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham (Ningbo China)
Areas: Celebrity & Fan Studies, Digital Media, Aesthetics, Online Audiences
Email: @celialamyc

Dr Hilary Wheaton
PhD, Media and Information at Curtin University (Australia)
Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter (UK)
Areas: New Media, Popular Culture, Feminism, Sexuality, Pornography

Dr Louis Massey
PhD, Computer Science and Assistant Professor at Royal Military College (Canada)
Areas: Technological Society, Media and Society, Media and Cognition

Douglas Machado Silva
MSc, Information Systems, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Dean, Estácio Juiz de Fora University Center (Brazil)
Professor, Systems Analysis and Development, Estácio Juiz de Fora University Center (Brazil)
Former Academic Dean and Course Coordinator at Estácio Juiz de Fora University Center (Brazil)
Former Software Testing Manager and Technical Support Manager at
Areas: Higher Education, Information Systems, Social Media, Online Fame, Celebrity Activism
URL: @DouglasMachado_ 

Sutikshya Mallick
Masters, Electronic Media and Journalism at Mumbai University (India)
Guest Faculty, School of Broadcasting and Communication, Mumbai (India)
Sub-Editor, Licensing Corner, Mumbai (India)
Reviewer, Common Ground Research Networks, Illinois (USA)
Areas: New Media, Indian Cinema, Broadcast Journalism, Mass Communication and Society
URL: @SutikshyaM E-mail:

Special Thanks to Journalists and Writers 

Kris Williams
VoyageLA Magazine

Chris Stokel-Walker
Journalist, The Telegraph

Raechal Shewfelt
Celebrity News, Yahoo! Entertainment

Brad Hunter
Sun Media

Luke Ottenhof

Sydney Loney
Chatelaine / Flare

Nick Wangersky
Hollywood North Magazine

Sarah Boesveld
National Post

Christine Bode
Writer, Reviewer and Social Media Manager (Best-Selling Authors, Grammy and Juno Winners)