Nandy's work explores celebrity and how it and on-line media impact cultural perceptions and has included research into why people feel aggrieved about the death of celebrities. Her PhD dissertation, "Celebrities in Canada: fame and national identity" is archived in the National Library of Australia. She has said that a popular music artist's back catalogue sales increase substantially after their death, because fans treat their work as a piece of immortality. She has taught at Curtin University in Australia, and Canada's Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. She founded the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. She has attempted to study the rise of social media, in particular the role Twitter has played in Justin Bieber's popularity.
- Fame in Hollywood North (2015)
- "Dr Samita Nandy". Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
- Alexander & Bronk 2018, p. 97.
- "Why Your Grief Over A Celebrity's Death Feels So Real". Vice. September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
- Nandy, Samita (2012). Celebrities in Canada: fame and national identity (Sociology thesis).
- "Here's the scientific reason you're reaching for Aretha Franklin music right now". Yahoo Entertainment. August 16, 2018. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
- Alexander & Bronk 2018, p. viii.
- Alexander & Bronk 2018, p. 14.
- Nandy, Samita (August 6, 2015). Fame in Hollywood North: A Theoretical Guide to Celebrity Cultures in Canada. WaterHill Publishing. ISBN 9780993993831.
- Alexander, Jade; Bronk, Katarzyna (2018). (Extra)Ordinary?: The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity and Fan Studies. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-36695-4.