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Georgia Carroll

Fan Culture Expert (PhD, Fandom and Celebrity Studies) | Freelance

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Georgia Carroll

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Dr Georgia Carroll holds a PhD in Sociology from The University of Sydney where she specialised in fandom and celebrity studies. Advancing academic understanding of fan culture, Georgia explored the ways fans navigate commodified fandom communities, using the fandoms for Taylor Swift and the CW series Supernatural as case studies. Georgia believes that fandoms can only truly be understood by listening to the voices of participants rather than relying on quantitative data, and advocates for qualitative-led fan engagement strategies. Georgia’s expert commentary has been featured across media outlets including ABC News 24, The Conversation, ABC Radio National, ABC Radio Melbourne, The Sydney Morning Herald, Time Magazine, and The Times (UK).

When she's not discussing her passion for fan engagement, Georgia works as a publicist in the publishing industry with a specialisation in the children's, YA, and BookTok spaces. You can usually find her with a strong coffee in hand, chatting someone’s ear off about the trending sports and entertainment moments of the day.

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