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What does celebrity activism accomplish?

Those concerned I’m not doing anything with my PhD will be pleased to know my works comprise a third of Al Jazeera’s Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian coverage. My latest, Does Celebrity Activism Matter?, takes on campaigns to raise “awareness” … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Karimovs

I have a new article about Gulnara Karimova, the 40-year-old daughter of the dictator of Uzbekistan. Gulnara is a businesswoman known for her ties to organized crime and usurping of Uzbek enterprise, but she also likes to record breathy dance … Continue reading

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Celebrity activism and Kony2012

The website Opinio Juris asked me to write an article about Kony2012 as part of their expert symposium on social activism and international law. So of course I wrote about Justin Bieber: Kony2012 rose and fell on the power of … Continue reading

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