Dr Celia Lam
BMedia, MFDI, PhD
Lecturer

Email: Celia.Lam@nd.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8204 4112

Biography
Dr Celia Lam is a Lecturer in digital media at the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney Campus).

Celia has a background in production, having completed a Bachelor degree in screen production at Macquarie University and a Masters in Film and Digital Media at the University of Sydney. Celia has also worked in production companies in Sydney and Hong Kong.

Celia's research areas include digital technologies, media production and consumption and audience spectatorship. Celia also has an interest in online identity presentation, and was the recipient of a 2012 Endeavour Award Post Doctoral Fellowship to conduct research in online identity presentation in Hong Kong.
Teaching Areas
Media analysis
Digital media
Screen production
Research Expertise and Supervision
Aesthetic and cultural impact of digital and prosumer technologies
Media production and consumption
Mediated self presentation
Online identity formation, presentation and management

 

Research and engagement

Books
Lam, C., Raphael, J., Weber. M., Eds. (2015). Credibility and the Incredible: Disassembling the Celebrity Figure, The Inter-Disciplinary Press. (publication late-2015)
Book Chapters
Lam, C., Raphael, J. (2016). Selling the Bromance: Sensationalism of the McAvoy/Fassbender relationship. In Raphael, J., Deb, B., Shrivastava, N (eds.) Title TBC. Waterhill Publishing (publication February 2016)

Lam, C. (2015). Backstage Spaces: The Sherlock Incident. In C. Lam, J. Raphael, M. Weber (Eds.), Credibility and the Incredible: Disassembling the Celebrity Figure, The Inter-Disciplinary Press. (publication late-2015)

Lam, C. (2015). 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 and Proceedings
  • Raphael, J., & Lam, C. 'Marvel Media Convergence: Cult Following and Buddy Banter', Northern Lights Special Edition 'Television Drama in the Age of Media Convergence' * forthcoming 2016
  • Lam, C. (2014), 'Emotional Realism and Actuality: the Function of Prosumer Aesthetics in Film', IAFOR Journal for Media, Communication and Film, Vol 1, Issue 2, pp. 84-100
  • Lam, C. (2013), 'Online Identities: National and Cultural Expression online', Studies in Media and Communication, Vol 1, Issue 1, pp.116-130
  • Lam, C. (2011), 'Portable media affected spectatorship', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol 17, Issue 4, pp. 431-443
  • Lam, C. (2009), 'Tracing Audiences and New Media', Global Media Journal Australian Edition, Vol 3, Issue 1 (June).
Conference Papers
  • Lam, C. (2015). Re-contextualising the Bromance: the transcultural fan and close male friendships, MediAsia 2015 The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication, Kobe, Japan, November 12-15.
  • Lam, C. & Raphael, J. (2015). A United Celebrity Persona: The Role of Journalists in Profiling the Fassbender/McAvoy Bromance. Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism?, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, New York, USA, September 2-3.
  • Lam, C. (2015), 'The Prosumer Aesthetic as Signifier of Reality', Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, The Arts in Society Knowledge Community, London, July 22-24.
  • Lam, C. (2015), 'Identity As Marker of Powerless Elite: An Exploration of Online Fan Identity and Conflated Celebrity Identities', EuroMedia2015 The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication, Brighton, July 13-16
  • Raphael, J. & Lam, C. (2015), 'The Cultural Power Behind the X-Men Bromance', EuroMedia2015 The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication, Brighton, July 13-16
  • Lam, C. (2014), 'Breaking the 4th wall: When Fanfic object meets Fanfic product', 3rd Global Conference: The Dark Side of Celebrity – Exploring Critical Issues Project, University of Oxford, July 21-23
  • Lam, C. (2013), 'Social Media and Youth Protests: Facebook use in Hong Kong’s National Curriculum Debate', CCS 2013 First Annual International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies, Singapore, December 9-10
  • Lam, C. (2013), 'Emotional Realism and Actuality: the function of prosumer aesthetics in film', FilmAsia Second Annual Conference on Film and Documentary, Osaka, November 8-10
  • Lam, C. (2013), 'Identity flux: National and Local Identities in times of protest, a Hong Kong perspective', Fourth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, April 4-7
  • Lam, C. (2012), 'Online Identities: National and Cultural (Ethnic) Expression Online', International Symposium on Cyber Behaviour, Taipei, February 10-12
  • Lam, C. (2010), 'Mediated Identities: Self through the eyes of the Other on Facebook', MediAsia 2010, the Asian Conference on Media, Osaka, October 28-30
  • Lam, C. (2009), 'Audiences and New Media', The 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 13-16.
Original Creative Works
'The Shakespeare Factor' (2012), Writer/Director (short film).
Official Selection at the Citizen Jane Film Festival, Missouri, USA.
Official Selection at The Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Sydney, Australia.
Official Selection at the International Festival of Cinematic Arts, LA, USA.
In the Media
‘Research examines users’ sense of self’, Education Section, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 October, 2011
Professional Affiliations
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
Other
IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film Associate Editor