Alice E. Marwick is an Associate Professor of Communication and Principal Researcher at the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life, which she co-founded, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also a 2020-2021 Carnegie Fellow and Faculty Advisor to the Media Manipulation Initiative at the Data & Society Research Institute. She studies the social and cultural implications of social media technologies, and is best known for her work on media manipulation and disinformation online; micro-celebrity; online privacy; and context collapse. Her first book, Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013), looked at how Silicon Valley folks used early Twitter for self-promotion in the mid-2000s. She is also the author of numerous academic papers and popular articles on social media and co-editor of The Sage Handbook of Social Media (Sage, 2017). She lives in Chapel Hill, NC and likes pop culture, feminist science fiction and high femme fashion.