Dr. Celia Lam

Associate Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, School of International Communications

International Communications / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact

Office

Room 384, IEB

Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Address

199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Notre Dame Australia

PhD, Film and Digital Art, The University of Sydney 

MFDI, Film and Digital Image, The University of Sydney

BMedia, Screen Production, Macquarie University


Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Communication and Culture (teaching team)
  • Communication and Technology (teaching team)
  • Documentary and Reality (Convenor)
  • BA Dissertation supervision

Postgraduate

  • Media and Communications Research Methods 2 (Convenor)
  • MA Dissertation supervision
  • PhD supervision

Research interests

Expertise Summary

Celia has an interest in the areas of media and cultural studies, focusing on audience and fan engagement with popular culture texts. In 2012 she was awarded an Endeavour Award Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Australian Government to undertake research in online identity presentation in Hong Kong. 

Her work has been published in journals such as Celebrity Studies, Continuum, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook, and the Australian Edition of the Global Media Journal. She is an advisory board member of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, editorial board member of WaterHill Publishing, editorial board member of Participations, and editor of the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film.

Research Interest

  • Aesthetics of digital media production;
  • Audience and fan experience and uses of digital media;
  • Celebrity culture

 

Orchid Account:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8985-7793


Publications

Books and Book chapters

Lam, C. (2020). Female Friendship on Film. In Ross, K. (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN: 9781119429104

Lam, C., & Raphael, J. Eds. (2019). Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture. Iowa: University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-1-60938-657-3

Lam, C., & Rapahel, J. (2019). Hemsworth and Hiddleston Bring NYC to QLD. In C. Lam, and J, Raphael (Eds.) Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture. Iowa: University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-1-60938-657-3

Lam, C. (2019).  Our Aussie Divas: Interrogating Australian Identity through Audience Reactions to Australia’s Eurovision Entrants. In C. Hay, and J. Carniel (Eds.) Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-030-20057-2

Raphael, J., & Lam, C., Eds. (2018). Personas and Places: Negotiating Myths, Stereotypes and National Identities. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0-9939938-9-3

Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (2018). Chris Hemsworth: Helping and Hindering the Australian IdentityIn Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (eds.) Personas and Places: Negotiating Myths, Stereotypes and National Identities. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0-9939938-9-3

St Guillaume, L., & Finlay, E., & Lam, C. (2018). Alternative Australia: (Re)constructing ‘normality’ through Australian celebrities.In Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (eds.) Personas and Places: Negotiating Myths, Stereotypes and National Identities. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0-9939938-9-3

Lam, C., Raphael, J., Weber. M., Eds. (2018). Disassembling the Celebrity Figure: Credibility and the Incredible. Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-36531-5

Lam, C. (2018). Backstage Spaces: The Sherlock Incident. In C. Lam, J. Raphael, M. Weber (Eds.), Credibility and the Incredible: Disassembling the Celebrity Figure. Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-36531-5

Raphael, J., & Lam, C., Eds. (2017). Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism and Politics. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0993993886

Lam, C., & Raphael, J. (2016). Selling the Bromance: Sensationalism of the McAvoy/Fassbender relationship. In Raphael, J., Deb, B., Shrivastava, N (eds.) Building Bridges in Celebrity Studies (pp.32-45). Toronto: WaterHill Publishing. ISBN-13: 987-0-993938-4-8 

Lam, C. (2014). Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Fanfic object meets Fanfic product. In Hart, K.P (ed.), Living in the Limelight: Dynamics of the Celebrity Experience, The Inter-Disciplinary Press. 

Journal articles

Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (2019).True Bromance: The Authenticity behind the Stewart/McKellen Relationship. Celebrity Studies, 10 (2), 156-173. DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2017.1365615

Gilardi, F., Lam, C., Tan, K.C., White, A., Cheng, S., & Zhao, Y. (2018). International TV series distribution on Chinese Digital Platforms: Marketing Strategies and Audience Engagement. Global Media and China, 3(3), 213-320. DOI: 10.1177/2059436418806406

Lam, C. (2018).Representing (real) Australia: Australia’s Eurovision entrants, diversity and Australian identity. Celebrity Studies, 9(1), 117-125 DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2018.1432354

Lam, C., & Raphael, J. (2018).The X-Men Bromance: Film, Audience and Promotion. Celebrity Studies, DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2018.1426026

Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (2018).The function of hosts: enabling fan–celebrity interactions at pop culture conventions. Continuum, 32(2), 173-183DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2017.1391177

Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (2016). Marvel Media Convergence: Cult Following and Buddy Banter. Northern Lights, 14 (1), 159-178 (20).

Lam, C. (2014). Emotional realism and actuality: The function of prosumer aesthetics in film. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1 (2), 84-100.

Lam, C. (2013). Online Identities: National and Cultural Expression online. Studies in Media and Communication, 1 (1), 116-130. 

Lam, C. (2011). Portable media affected spectatorship. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 17 (4) 431-443. 

Lam, C. (2009). Tracing Audiences and New Media. Global Media Journal Australian Edition, 3 (1), June. 

Conference papers

Lam, C. (2018). Baseline of Normality: Outlining level of acceptability in non-mainstream Australian celebrities, 4th Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Rome, Italy, June 26-28

Lam, C., & Raphael, J. (2018). Risky business in Bromance, 4th Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Rome, Italy, June 26-28

Gilardi, F., Lam, C., & White, A. (2018). Distribution of International TV Series on Chinese Digital Platforms: Marketing Strategies and Audience Engagement, Comparative Communication Study International Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, October 1-3

Lam, C. (2017). Dami Im: Asian pop princess and model migrant. Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism, Perth, Australia, December 8-10.

St Guillaume, L., & Lam, C. (2017). Grant’ing a voice: The representation, activity and agency of Stan Grant. Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism, Perth, Australia, December 8-10.

Raphael, J., & Lam, C. (2017). Beyond Bromances: X-men and X-women. WACCM, Perth, Australia, September 29.

Lam, C. (2017). Representing (real) Australia: Australia’s Eurovision entrants, diversity and Australian identity. International Conference on Information and Social Sciences, Kyoto, June 27-29.

Lam, C. (2016). Breadcrumbs of Authenticity: Celebrity Figure as Transmedia Text, 3rd Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Amsterdam, June 28-30.

Raphael, J. & Lam, C. (2016). The Authenticity of the Stewart/McKellen Bromance, 3rd Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Amsterdam, June 28-30.