Alice Marwick is the Director of the McGannon Communication Research Center and Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, and a research affiliate at the Data & Society Research Institute. Her work examines the legal, political, and social implications of popular social media technologies. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013) which examines how people seek online status through attention and visibility. She has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Wired and The Guardian as well as many academic publications. Her most recent article on selfies and Instagram fame appears in Public Culture. Alice has a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.