Posts Tagged "academic"

Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism and Politics

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Thrilled for the release of Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism and Politics by WaterHill Publishing! Thanks to Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) board members & editors Jackie Raphael and Celia Lam, and to all reviewers for such a fantastic contribution to the field of studies. I got the book and made notes – did you get your your copy? I highly recommend reading it! Visit to get a copy of the book and share your...

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CUNY 2017 CMCS 5th International Conference 

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

As I take care of my father’s estate, I finalize the 5th CMCS international conference at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. I will be carrying his support for the conference and annoucing the fellowship in honour of him there. Huge thanks go to our keynotes, chairs, board members, colleagues, and number of university departments for their incredible support. I am thrilled for the success of the event. The early bird deadline is June 15 –...

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Critic on the Road

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

What happens when a critic ‪ is on the road and a well-known producer calls? More coming up on my upcoming blog post! The last 10 days were filled with passionate moments in Toronto, Kingston, and Mississauga. If you are on my Instagram, you will sense how walls move and the stillness of the silence speaks… how nature cannot be stopped and it creeps into our art… There are basic instincts that creep into one’s fame too. The boundary between the extraordinary and ordinary can be fluid. Currently I am finalizing my upcoming book chapter on selfies, celebrity and persona. It...

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Conference & Media Workshop Ryerson U. Toronto – 10 Days Left for Submission

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Would you like your academic research to influence ideas, people, and public policies? Do you want to learn and share on how you can harness the power of media to reach out? Are you interested in discussing multidisciplinary, ground-breaking, speculative, and controversial ideas in an open and safe environment? If you think that these questions apply to you, participate in the international conference Bridging Gaps: Media, Higher Education and Society. The conference will be held on May 27-28, 2015 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The details of the call are at:...

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Scholars as Critics: A Profession​al Developmen​t Workshop for Academics (May 27, 2015) – Ryerson University​

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Scholars as Critics: A Professional Development Workshop for Academics This workshop will offer: guidance on professional skills and career opportunities both inside and outside academia; insights and resources for scholars to become critics and experts in media; and basic media and public relations training with a focus on how to answer questions from reporters. Key Speakers: Jennifer Polk is an academic and career coach for graduate students and PhDs. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 2012 and is now a blog writer for academic magazine University Affairs,...

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