Researching David Bowie’s Death in Brixton, UK – January 2019

The main focus of my Masters research is dead celebrities and how fans react to their death and in memorializing them create and shape the narrative of that celebrity‚Äôs legacy. One of the main celebrities I focus on is David Bowie, and specifically how people interact with him through his hometown of Brixton, a neighborhood … Continue reading Researching David Bowie’s Death in Brixton, UK – January 2019

The Fan Rituals of Memorializing David Bowie – Presentation

On April 5th, 2019, I participated in the MALS Lightning Talks. This is an event for Masters students at the Graduate Center, CUNY to showcase their research in three minutes. I spoke about the fandom rituals that memorialize David Bowie in Brixton, his hometown in South London. Watch my speech below, or read the transcript … Continue reading The Fan Rituals of Memorializing David Bowie – Presentation

Remembering John Lennon at Strawberry Fields on December 8, 2018

The death of John Lennon, arguably the most famous Beatle, shocked the world in December 1980. Thirty-eight years later, on the anniversary of his tragic passing, fans of his still congregate in Central Park to remember the gift of music he gave to to the world. Certain figures, like Lennon, will always inspire people to … Continue reading Remembering John Lennon at Strawberry Fields on December 8, 2018