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 role of the media in the formation of attitudes around issues of identity. With a focus on both news and entertainment, she also explores how individuals emotionally relate to the media and interpret their media practices.
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 at 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 at the same institution.