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Pilar Lacasa is an Emeritus Professor of Communication at the University of Alcalá, Spain. She loves running, classical movies, and video games. Her research delves into social and cultural approaches to human development to study the identities and activities of fan communities among young people. Pilar explores the relationships between fan communities and cultural industries. She has been a visiting Research Professor in the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT (USA), at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT (Melbourne, Australia), and at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the Freie Universität, Berlin. She is the author of Learning and Virtual Worlds (Palgrave, 2013) and Adolescent fans (Peter Lang, 2020).