Marilyn J. Andrews is an independent scholar who earned her doctorate in Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also holds master's degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Education. Her dissertation research examined how the Mapuche People of South America utilize the internet as a tool of self-representation in order to foster a national identity and how that usage reflects traditional understandings of socio-territorial identity. As a full-time secondary school teacher of Spanish, Marilyn continues to pursue research in various areas. In additional to exploring indigenous identity expressions in online media, her current interests also include social media around the world and speech communities that form in online environments. She is the co-editor of Online around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps (2017).