This site provides information about the Capitalism, Democracy and Celebrity Advocacy symposium held on June 19-20th 2012.

A summary of the proceedings and discussions of the symposium is available here, the other pages are self explanatory.

The symposium was sponsored by the ESRC as part of a fellowship exploring the interactions between celebrity and development on which more information is available here.

This symposium lead to two collection of papers, this set appeared in Celebrity Studies and three papers (By Martin Scott, Tim Markham, and myself and Spencer Henson) appeared in the International Journal of Cultural Studies here.