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Alice Marwick is 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 research examines identity and social norms online through lenses of privacy, surveillance, consumption, and celebrity. Her first book, Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013), is based on a multi-year ethnography of the San Francisco tech scene. Marwick's research projects include an exploration of sexism and misogynistic speech online; ethnographic work on youth social media use with Dr. danah boyd at Microsoft Research; and analysis on conspicuous consumption and gender involving fashion blogging, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Marwick is a member of the Aspen Institute task force on Learning and the Internet and a research affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. She has written for The New York Times, Wired and The Guardian in addition to New Media and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Surveillance and Society and other 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.
Download my curriculum vitae. [PDF, last updated July 2013]