Academic | Fan | Traveler | Minimalist

Welcome to the blog of Dr Joyleen Christensen - a space to explore an eclectic mix of musings about film, television, music, celebrity and fan cultures, my travels,  hobbies, and the academic life. I love having the opportunity to share my passions, so read on, and enjoy!


October 14, 2018

In late 2017, I got to travel to Perth for the Centre of Celebrity and Media Studies conference at the University of Western Australia. In addition to the great presentations and being treated to a special tour of the extraordinary Heath Ledger: A Life i...

July 24, 2018

Tune in to ABC Radio this Sunday night between 7-9pm to hear me chat with Rhianna Patrick and Brodie Lancaster about the bad rap given to fan girls - and fan women - of boy bands. Then stay listening for some more talk about film and television fandoms with Rhianna and...

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