María Celeste Wagner

Portrait of Celeste Wagner
Doctoral Candidate

Celeste Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate and CARGC fellow at Annenberg. From a mixed-methods and comparative approach, Wagner studies media influence on attitudes around issues of identity, and how individuals emotionally relate to the media and develop media practices and habits, with a focus on news and entertainment.

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 "Social Research Methods" (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.

María Celeste Wagner is a doctoral candidate at Annenberg and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the same institution. 

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  • Culture and Communication
  • Global and Comparative Communication
  • Media and Communication Effects
  • Political Communication
  • Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication