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Alice Marwick - Member

Alice Marwick is the Co-Director of the McGannon Center for Communication Research at Fordham University, an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, and an academic affiliate at the Center for Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School. Her work investigates online identity and consumer culture through lenses of privacy, surveillance, consumption, and celebrity. Her first book, “Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age” (Yale University Press 2013), is based on a multi-year ethnography of the San Francisco tech scene. Marwick’s current projects include a study of sexism and misogynistic speech online conducted with the Center for Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School; long-term ethnographic research on youth social media use in collaboration with Dr. danah boyd at Microsoft Research; and a tripartite project on conspicuous consumption and gender involving fashion blogging, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Marwick was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England.  She is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences, regularly speaks to the press about various aspects of social media, and has written for The New York Times, Wired and The Guardian in addition to academic publications. Alice has a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, a MA from the University of Washington and a BA from Wellesley College.



Fordham University


Assistant Professor,
Communications and Media Studies

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