Media Expertise



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: Celebrity Culture, Film Stardom, Glamour, Persona
URL: @famecritic
E-mail: T: +1 416 985 8887

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

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 Jackie Raphael
PhD, Creative Advertising and Graphic Design & Lecturer at Curtin University (Australia)
Areas: Celebrity Culture, 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 Culture, Digital Media, Aesthetics, Online audiences, and Fandom
Email: @celialamyc

Dr Basuli Deb
PhD, English at Michigan State University (USA)
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 Louis Massey
PhD, Computer Science and Assistant Professor at Royal Military College (Canada)
Areas: Technological Society, Media and Society, Media and Cognition

Dr Mira Moshe
PhD, Social Sciences at Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Senior Lecturer at Ariel University (Israel)
Areas: Media Regulation, Sociology of Emotions, Celebrity Culture, Time and Society, ICT & Gender

Dr Nandana Bose
PhD, Film Studies at University of Nottingham (England)
Associate Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
Areas: Bombay film industry, Hindi Film Stardom, Cinema and Politics, Censorship & Indian Cinema

Dr Will Visconti
PhD, Italian and French Studies at University of Sydney (Australia)
Educational Designer at University of Sydney (Australia)
Areas: Celebrity Culture, Art History, Medieval and Renaissance Literature,
Performance Studies (Cabaret, Neo-Burlesque)
E-mail:  T: +61 2 9351 3861

Josh Nathan
PhD (c), Organizational Learning, Performance & Change at Colorado State University (USA)
Professor, Communication and Critical Thinking at The Art Institute of Colorado (USA)
Former TV Reporter at CBS2 (KPSP) in California & NBC (KOAA) in Colorado (USA)
Areas: Higher Education, Critical thinking, Collective Memory, Communication & Broadcast Journalism

Writers and Reporters

Brad Hunter
Reporter, Sun Media
Areas: Hollywood celebrity culture, popular media, education, arts

Nick Wangersky
Writer, Hollywood North Magazine
Areas: Canadian celebrity culture, Hollywood stardom, film industry

Sydney Loney
Reporter, Chatelaine
Areas: Celebrity culture, lifestyle, travel, health and beauty

Sarah Boesveld
Reporter, National Post
Areas: Celebrity culture, education, arts, sociology, psychology @sarahboesveld

Lauren Toyota
TV Host and Blogger
Areas: Celebrity culture, media, food, travel, lifestyle | @laurentoyota

Contact: Tiffany Astle, penelopePR | 416.554.7329

Shannon Skinner
TV Host, Extraordinary Women TV
Areas: Celebrity culture, media, arts, education, sociology @Shannon_Skinner

Christine Bode
Social Media Manager (Best-Selling Authors, Grammy and Juno Winners) | Writer | Reviewer
Areas: Celebrity culture, media, music, literature, visual arts @scullylovepromo