Young Women, Narcissism and the Selfie Phenomenon | Mary McGill | TEDxGalway
- Published: 18 February 2016
- Young women’s love of the selfie is often ridiculed in mainstream media as narcissistic and shallow. Speaking at TEDx Galway, researcher and journalist Mary McGill challenges us to reconsider these preconceived judgements, showing that when it comes to young women’s engagement with the selfie there is a lot more going on than meets the eye.
Mary McGill is a Hardiman Scholar at NUI Galway. Her PhD research explores young women’s relationship to the selfie phenomenon. She lectures in feminist and gender theory at the Centre for Global Women’s Studies.
Outside of academia, Mary is a freelance journalist with a focus on social justice, gender issues, and the arts. She is also an award-winning broadcaster and writer, regularly contributing to a wide range of Irish media including RTÉ Radio One’s Arena, Irish Tatler and TV3’s Midday.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx