María Celeste Wagner
María Celeste Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at Annenberg. From a mixed-methods and comparative approach, Wagner studies the influence of the media on attitudes around issues of identity, particularly gender; how individuals emotionally relate to the media; and how they construct meaning and develop practices around them, with a focus both on news and entertainment. Her work has been published in Media, Culture & Society, Digital Journalism, Journalism, Latin American Perspectives, and in Latin American peer-reviewed journals, such as Cuadernos.info and Palabra Clave.
She received her bachelor's degree in Communication from Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, her home country. Prior to attending Annenberg, she was Research Coordinator at MESO Argentina (Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina), where she is now a Research Affiliate.
Wagner is also very passionate about teaching. In 2015, she received the Universidad de San Andrés' Teaching Award, given to the best Teaching Assistant at the university, where she taught the courses "Introduction to Communication," "History of Mediatization," and "Methodology of the Social Sciences" (2014-2016).
She is also a member of the Graduate Advisory Board at the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Penn and the Annenberg School's representative at GAPSA (Graduate Student Assembly at Penn) for the academic year 2018-2019.