Alice Marwick (PhD, New York University) is a Data & Society advisor, research affiliate with the Media Manipulation project, and Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on far-right media manipulation, online privacy, and internet celebrity. Her current book project examines how the networked nature of online privacy disproportionately impacts marginalized individuals in terms of gender, race, and socio-economic status. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013), an ethnographic study of the San Francisco tech scene which examines how people seek social status through attention and visibility online. Marwick was previously Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies and the Director of the McGannon Center for Communication Research at Fordham University. She has written for popular publications such as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and The Guardian in addition to academic publications.
QuartzD&S fellow Alice E. Marwick wrote this op-ed discussing how online harassment disproportionately impacts women and minorities. In a divisive time for American society, it’s crucial that everyone is heard. Social media comp... Read on QuartzNovember 2016
Data & SocietyResearchers who investigate sensitive topics may face online harassment, social shaming, or other networked forms of abuse. In addition to potential impacts on the researcher’s reputation and mental health, fear of harassment m... Read moreOctober 2016
Washington University Law ReviewIntroduction: Low-income communities have historically been subject to a wide range of governmental monitoring and related privacy intrusions in daily life. The privacy harms poor communities and their residents suffer as a re... Read on Washington University Law ReviewOctober 2016
Sage JournalsAbstract: While much attention is given to young people’s online privacy practices on sites like Facebook, current theories of privacy fail to account for the ways in which social media alter practices of information-sharing an... Read on Sage JournalsJuly 2014