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María Celeste Wagner

 Gainesville, Florida, United States
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida


Celeste Wagner (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Through mixed and comparative methods, her research studies media reception and impact around social and political issues, with a particular focus on intersecting gender inequalities.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. María Celeste Wagner’s journey

Selected readings

Wagner, M. C., Boczkowski, P. J., & Mitchelstein, E. (2021) Affect, Curiosity, and Positionality in Context: Watching Television Entertainment in Argentina and the United States. International Journal of Communication, 15, 668–687. DOI:1932–8036/20210005

Wagner, M. C., & Boczkowski, P. J. (2019) Angry, Frustrated, and Overwhelmed: The Emotional Experience of Consuming News about President Trump. Journalism, 22(7), 1577–1593. DOI:10.1177/1464884919878545

Wagner, M. C., & Boczkowski, P. J. (2019) The Reception of Fake News: The Interpretations and Practices That Shape the Consumption of Perceived Misinformation. Digital Journalism, 7(7), 870–885. DOI:10.1080/21670811.2019.1653208

Wagner, M. C. Journalists’ Gender and Influence: Effects on the Perceived Severity of Sexual Harassment., (44), 43–59. DOI: 0.7764/cdi.44.1631 [Originally published in Spanish, English translation by the journal available]

Becerra, M., & Wagner, M. C. (2018) Crisis of Representation and New Media Policies in Latin America. Latin American Perspectives, 45(3), 86-102. DOI: 10.1177/0094582X18766895

Watch Prof. Wagner present “Feminism, Communication and Social Change in the Americas: A Comparative Analysis of the Argentina of Ni Una Menos and the United States of #MeToo” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Wagner’s insights about her professional journeys in El Café Latinx podcast