Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again at the Art Institute Chicago

In October 2019, I was in Chicago, IL to present my thesis research on David Bowie at the Fan Studies Network North America Conference (FSNNA19). While there, my friend Jessie and I spent some time at the Art Institute of Chicago to see exhibit 'Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again.' This … Continue reading Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again at the Art Institute Chicago

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