Reflecting on cellfies as a cultural phenomenon has been the result
of countless conversations. A wholehearted gracias to Adál, for his
friendship and hospitality in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and for hav-
ing invited me to engage in this collaboration through his inspiring
auto- portraits.
Thanks to Miriam Angress at Duke University Press for her un-
yielding belief in the project from the start; Frederick Aldama at
Ohio State University, Ruth Behar at the University of Michigan,
and Julián Zugazagoitia at the Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art in
Kansas City, for their counsel; the anonymous readers of I Love My
Selfie solicited by Duke, whose wisdom made the scope of these
meditations less rowdy; Kip Fontish and the inmates at Hampshire
County Jail & House of Correction, Northampton, Massachusetts;
Paula Abate, David, Anny, Jonathan, and Nicholas Ward, and the
young participants at the Great Books Summer Program in Am-
herst, Stanford, and Oxford; Matthew Glassman and Stacy Klein of
Double Edge Theater in Ashfield, Massachusetts; Jennifer Johnson
and John Peitso of the Charlestown Working Theater, in Charles-
town, Massachusetts; Eileen McEwan at Muhlenberg College; Pa-
tricia Ferrer- Medina at Marist College; Alicia Harris- Fernández
the 92nd Street Y; Zelda Sparks and Scott Berzon at the St. Louis
Jewish Book Festival; my friends Margaret Glover in London and
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