Currently writing a media guide and the first part of a trilogy on ways in which women can become celebrity activists in the post-Weinstein era of Hollywood.

Fame in Hollywood North: A Theoretical Guide to Celebrity Cultures in Canada (WaterHill Publishing)  

The glamorous construction of Hollywood celebrities is pervasive in North America. But are glamour, splendour, allure, sex appeal, and questions of authenticity the only determining factors of Hollywood fame? How does the Canadian nation play a role in constructing fame in Hollywood? What is the nature of celebrity cultures in Canada? Samita Nandy answers these questions in the first ever history and theory of fame in Canada. Using a Canadian perspective, the book sheds new light on the relationship between fame and nation. Nandy particularly reveals the contested relations between Canada’s Northern frontier and America’s Wild West in discursive constructions of fame, thereby debunking the popular myth that English Canada does not have a star system. In fact, an understanding of Hollywood celebrity culture is incomplete without the understanding of fame north of the border. Fame in Hollywood North answers key questions about the nature of fame in Canada and addresses long-overlooked aspects of celebrity culture in North America.

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Book Chapters

Nandy, S. Nicole Bojko & Kiera Obbard. (2020). Ethical Glamour and Fashion: Styling & Branding the Persona. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing (forthcoming)

Nandy, S and Hilary Wheaton. (2019). “Celebrity Activists: The Value-forms of Persona, Scandal, and Commodities.” In Nathan Farrell (ed.). The Political Economy of Celebrity ActivismLondon: Routledge

Nandy, S. (2018) “Mediating Bieber in Canada: Authenticating Nation in Fame.” In Jade Alexander and Katarzyna Bronk (eds.). (Extra)ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity and Fan Studies. Leiden: Brill

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. (2014). “Emotions in Fame.” In Mira Moshe (ed.), The Emotions Industry. New York: Nova Publishers

Nandy, S (2013). “Justin Bieber in Canada: Online Celebrity and National Identity.” The Performance of Celebrity: Creating, Maintaining and Controlling FameOxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press


Nandy, S. (2021) Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies (AJMS), Intellect Books

Nandy, S. (2021) Journal of Fandom Studies (JFS), Intellect Books, 2021

Nandy, S. (2018). Book Review: Canadian Celebrity Cultures. By Lorraine York and Katja Lee. Wilfred Laurier University Press. Hamilton Arts and Letters.

Nandy, S. (2016) Book Review: Celebrity & The Media. By Sean Redmond. Palgrave McMillan. Celebrity Studies.

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

Nandy, S. (2014). “The Inspirational Power of Film Festival Celebrities” FUSIA, September 4, 2014

Nandy, S. (2013). “TAJ Brings Dazzling Light to Canadian Art.” Scully Love Promo, October 28, 2013.

Nandy, S. (2011). “From Breakaway to Canada’s Walk of Fame” Starbuzz Weekly. Toronto: Starbuzz Media. October 2011.

Nandy, S. (2011). “Sampradaya after TAJ, Starbuzz Weekly. Toronto: Starbuzz Media. August 2011.

Nandy, S. (2011). “The “Starbuzz” of the 2011 International Indian Academy Awards (IIFA),”Starbuzz Weekly. Toronto: Starbuzz Media. May 2011.

Nandy, S. (2011). From Lisa Ray’s Cooking with Stella to Oscar Nominated Incendies, Starbuzz Weekly. Toronto: Starbuzz Media. March 2011.

Nandy, S. (2011). “Royal Fame in Canada: In Conversation with Federal Heritage Minister Dean Del Mastro,” Starbuzz Weekly. Toronto: Starbuzz Media. March 2011.

Nandy, S. (2005 ). “Manan’s Arya is Strong and Original” Glamsham Enfotainment Magazine. Mumbai: Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. December 2005.

Nandy, S. (2003) “Recreating CN Tower in the Mechanical Age of Reproduction”, Cultrified. Toronto: York University Press. Spring 2003.

Nandy, S. (2002) “Theorizing Kineticism in Cyberbodies: Embodiment and  Sexuality in the Technological Culture of Cyberspace” (Abstract). Canadian Journal of Communication.

Nandy, S. (2000). “More Women Earning University Degree According to Study”, The Globe and Mail. Canadian University Press: Winnipeg. September, 2000.


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Editorial Reviews

Routledge, 2016-2015

Wilfred Laurier Press, 2014

New Media & Society Journal, Sage Publications, 2013

“Burke and Brummett Meet Fandom: Fan discussions of Family Guy, Representative Anecdotes, and Virual Communities,” Internet Research 10.0 – Internet: Critical,Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 2009

“The many voices of the virtual dialogue: An analysis about the Big Brother,” Internet Research 10.0 – Internet: Critical,Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 2009

“Just for fun” but also “on a mission” – activities of Polish fans as a manifestation of the participatory culture” for Internet Research 10.0 – Internet: Critical,Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 2009