For forthcoming talks, see here.
For invited lectures and workshops, see here.
To engage me for a talk email crystalabidin[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Keynotes

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Tap that, Hack that, Map that: Economies, Cultures, and Materialites of Instagram.” Instagram Conference 2018, London. June 1, 2018. <LinkAbstract>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Rethinking Community in the Age of the Digital.” 3rd Asiascape: Digital Asia (DIAS) Conference, Leiden. May 29, 2018. (keynote panel) <LinkLink>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “The Next Generation.” Theorizing the Web, New York. April 27-28, 2018. (keynote panel) <Watch | Link | Link>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “All hail the pale male: Pretty boy selfies in the hyper-feminized Influencer ecology.” Selfie Symposium, Swinburne University of Technology & RMIT, Melbourne. April 4-6, 2018. <Link Abstract>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Cultures of internet celebrity on YouTube.” Brand Experience through New Media. Aalto University & Vaasa University, Helsinki. March 15-16, 2018. <WatchRegister | Link | Link | About>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Attention whores and internet mores: The lifecycle and labour of Influencer affects and moralities.” Affective Politics of Social Media, University of Turku, Turku. October 12-13, 2017. <AbstractLink>

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Authentic replicas: Influencers, Knock-off culture, and Circuits of aspirational knowledge among Chinese Singaporeans.” Cultures of Knowledge: Creative Economy and China Summer School and Conference. Curtin University, Perth. February 7-11, 2017. <Abstract Event>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Vote for my selfie: Politician selfies as charismatic leadership.” Selfie Citizenship, Digital Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester. Apr 16, 2015. <Abstract | Watch>

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Invited plenaries

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Fame game, Name shame, Tame dame: Confessions from researching internet celebrities.” Ethical dilemmas of internet researchers, University of Tartu. October 17th, 2017. <Link>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, et al. 2017. “Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Day.” Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Sydney. July 5-7, 2017.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “How to Handle Feedback.” Feedback Conference, WA Communication Culture and Media (WACCM). City of Perth Library, Perth. February 24, 2017.

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Conferences, Public Lectures, Seminars

* denotes invited talks
# denotes presentation by co-author

2018

[18] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Cultures of internet celebrity and the influencer industry.” Research Seminar, Textile Management, Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Borås. September 26, 2018.

[17] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Public Lecture, Department of Communication, Roskilde University, Roskilde. September 25, 2018. <Event>

[16] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Higher Seminar Series, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm. September 18, 2018. <Event>

[15] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Seminar Series, Department of Media and Communication, Lund University, Lund. September 5, 2018. <Abstract>

[14] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Digital Methods Summer School, University of Tartu, Tartu. August 23, 2018. <Event>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Digital Exotica: The politics and praxis of internet celebrity from East Asia to beyond.” 12th International ACS Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Shanghai. August 12-15, 2018. <Abstract>

[12] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Postgraduate mentoring session on work-life balance.” Digitizing Early Childhood International Conference 2018, Perth. July 9-13, 2018.

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Wild Child, Fame Game, Cash Dash: Genres of Celebrity Childhoods in Social Media Economies.” Digitizing Early Childhood International Conference 2018, Perth. July 9-13, 2018.

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Where Is The Money on Tumblr? Cultures of Celebrity and Labour within Tumblr’s Architecture.” International Communication Association 2018, Prague. May 24-28, 2018. <Abstract>

[9] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “The Influencer Industry: Histories, economics, and cultures.” Colloquium, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. May 1, 2018. <Register | Abstract>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Whose capital is it any way? Influencers in cross-media webs.” Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions, London. April 18-20, 2018. <Link | Abstract>

[7] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Cultures of internet celebrity on YouTube.” Research Seminar, Splay Suomi. March 28, 2018.

[6] Cambre, Maria-Carolina, Crystal Abidin, Katie Warfield. 2018. “What do methods let us see? Epistemologies of Photographic Methods.” Photomedia 2018, Helsinki. March 26-28, 2018. <Link>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “From internet celebrities to Influencers.” MMTC Research Seminars, Jönköping. March 21, 2018.

[4] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Fellow’s Tea with Dr Crystal Abidin.” Tembusu College Fellow’s Tea. March 12, 2018. <Register>

[3] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Networked capillaries of vigilante activism on the Singaporean internet.” Writing the Internet: Internet Lore in Asia, Asia Research Institute, Singapore. March 8-9, 2018. <Link>

[2] *Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Årets första Textilbaren på Pumphuset.” Textilbaren and Pumphuset, Borås. February 22, 2018. <Link | Link>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet celebrities and the mainstream press in the age of viral media.” CCAT Seminar Series, Perth. January 22, 2018. <Abstract>

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2017

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Contemporary Chinese weddings on the internet.” AAS/ASA/ASAANZ 2017, Australian Anthropology Association, Adelaide. December 11-15, 2017.

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Reclaiming liminal influencer celebrity: MunahHirziOfficial, Parody politics, and Micro-minority representation.” Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies 17, UWA, Perth. December 8-10, 2017.

[15] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “h8ers gon’ h8: Influencers, Self-parody videos, and Renarrativizing stereotypes.” Minority Stereotypes in Digital Culture, UWA, Perth. December 4-5, 2017. <Abstract>

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Gay and famous on YouTube: Influencers, Queer microcelebrity publics, and Discursive activism.” The Australian Sociological Association, UWA, Perth. November 28-30, 2017. <Abstract>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Hook ups, Break ups, Make ups: Influencer couples as digital estates.” Digital Intimacies: Connections and disconnection, RMIT, Melbourne. November 13-15, 2017. <Abstract>

[12] *Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Clicks or it didn’t happen: Influencers, sex bait, and commodified activism.” Youth, Digital Participation and Citizenship in the Asia Pacific Workshop, Deakin University, Melbourne. November 8-9, 2017. <Abstract>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Towards a theory of cross-media networked microcelebrity: Of bedrooms, blogsites, broadcasts, and boardrooms.” AoIR 2017, Association of Internet Researchers, Tartu. October 18-21, 2017.

[10] Hendry, Natalie Ann, Paul Byron, Crystal Abidin, and Brady Robards. 2017. “A Tumblr and young people fishbowl.” AoIR 2017, Association of Internet Researchers, Tartu. October 18-21, 2017.

[9] Ask, Kristine, and Crystal Abidin. 2017. “My life is a mess: Self-deprecating relatability and the memefication of student publics.” AoIR 2017, Association of Internet Researchers, Tartu. October 18-21, 2017.

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Here, There, and Nowhere: Mixed race East Asians and corporeal placeness in Australia.” Mixed Race in Asia and Australasia: Migrations, Mobilities and Belonging, Asia Research Institute Workshop, Singapore. October 12-13, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[7] #Abidin, Crystal, and Tama Leaver. 2017. “From YouTube to TV, and Back Again: Viral Video Child Stars and Media Flows in the Era of Social Media.” Digitising Early Childhood International Conference, Novotel Perth, Perth. September 11-15, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Young Chinese weddings and techno-enactments of traditional cultural histories.” 15th Biennial Conference, Chinese Studies Association of Australia, Macquarie University, Sydney. July 10-12, 2017.

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Influencers between algorithmic systems and call-out cultures.” Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Sydney. July 5-7, 2017. <Abstract>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Gay and famous on YouTube: Australian Influencers, Discursive activism, and Queer networks of microcelebrity.” Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Sydney. July 5-7, 2017.

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Happy #monthsary babe!: Vernacular readings and practices of monthsaries among young couplings on social media.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[2] Cunningham, Stuart, David Craig, Junyi Lv, Elaine Jing Zhao, Aswin Punathembekar, Patrick Vonderau, Sangeet Kumar, Jeremy Shtern, Crystal Abidin, Brooke Duffy. 2017. “Studying Communitainment: mapping a research agenda for the Social Media Entertainment industry.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[1] *Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Internet Lore: Trolls, Vigilantes, and Microcelebrities.” Digital Folklore Reading Group 2. Asia Research Institute, Singapore. March 1, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

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2016

[26] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Authentic replicas: Influencers, Knock-off culture, and Circuits of aspirational knowledge.” Crossroads 2016, Sydney. December 14-17, 2016.

[25] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Thinspo Tumblr: Weight Loss Motivation, Imagined Communities, and Circulations of Power.” Crossroads 2016, Sydney. December 14-17, 2016.

[24] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Death, Grief, and Aftercare in the Digital Age.”AAS 2016, Australian Anthropology Association, Sydney. December 12-15, 2016.

[23] Betz, Stephanie, and Crystal Abidin. 2016. “Identity and vulnerability on the internet.” Panel Co-organizer, AAS 2016, Australian Anthropology Association, Sydney. December 12-15, 2016.

[22] *Abidin, Crystal, and Theresa Senft. 2016. “Digital research networks, activism and pedagogy: The Selfies Research Network and Hey Girl Global.” The Selfie and Social Activism Symposium, Sydney. December 12, 2016.  <Register>

[21] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “L8r h8r: Fans, haters, and ephemeral solidarity in Influencer wars.” #MINA2016 – 6th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium & Screening, Melbourne. November 30-December 1, 2016.

[20] *Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Lessons from the Internet.” The School of Uncommon Knowledge, The Substation, Singapore. November 18th, 2016. <Event | Register | SUK homepage>

[19] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “totes #sponsored: Lifestyle Influencers and Instagram advertorial devices.” Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Research Symposium, Sydney. November 13th, 2016. [via video-conferencing]

[18] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Preschoolers of YouTube: Viable biographies and child microcelebrities’ interactions with technology.” Controlling Data: Somebody think of the children 2016 Symposium, Perth. October 24-25, 2016. [via video-conferencing]

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Gross is the new like: Allure, visceral camp, and carnivalesque commerce in grotesque microcelebrity.” AoIR 2016, Association of Internet Researchers, Berlin. October 6-8, 2016.

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Sorry not sorry: Influencers, shamelebrity, and para-apologetic transgressions.” AoIR 2016, Association of Internet Researchers, Berlin. October 6-8, 2016.

[15] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Grief hype-jacking: Global events, publicity grieving, and visibility practices.” AoIR 2016, Association of Internet Researchers, Berlin. October 6-8, 2016.

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Queer Influencers: Personal illustrations amidst repressive sexuality education.” AoIR 2016, Association of Internet Researchers, Berlin. October 6-8, 2016.

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “h8ers gon’ h8: Influencers, Self-parody videos, and Commercial renarrativizing.” YouTube Conference, Middlesex University, London. September 23-24, 2016. [via video-conferencing]

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Romance as digital estates: Influencers’ choreographed engagements, curated breakups, and couple branding.” Something old, something new: the wedding spectacle across contemporary media cultures, Media and Gender research group, University of Leicester, Leicester. September 16, 2016. [via video-conferencing]

[11] *Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “#familygoals: Family Influencers, Micro-microcelebrities, and Growing Up on the Internet.” Centre for Culture And Technology (CCAT) Seminar Series, Curtin University, Perth. July 19, 2016.

[10] #Abidin, Crystal, and Mart Ots. 2016. “Microcelebrity influencers and advertorial disclosure: Practicing the advertising/editorial divide on Instagram.” 15th International Conference on Research in Advertising (ICORIA), European Advertising Academy, Ljubljana. June 30-July 2, 2016. <Programme>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Micro-microcelebrity: Branding babies on the Internet.” 3rd International Routledge Celebrity Studies Journal Conference: Authenticating Celebrity, Amsterdam. June 28-30, 2016. <Programme>

[8] Abidin, Crystal, and Connor Graham. 2016. “History of the digital camera in Singapore 1996-2004.” Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting, Singapore. June 22-26, 2016. <Event>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Communicative <3 Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Fukuoka. June 10-13, 2016.

[6] Liew, Kai Khiun, and Crystal Abidin. 2016. “Si Gin Na (“Brat”): Social Media & Juvenile Insolence in Singapore.” New Media and Citizenship 2016 ICA Pre-conference, Fukuoka. June 10-13, 2016. <Event>

[5] #Ots, Mart, and Crystal Abidin. 2016. “Consumer-led innovation in social media advertising formats.” Annual Conference of the European Media Management Association (EMMA), Porto. June 2-5, 2016. <Programme>

[4] *Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Reflections and Discussion: Workshop on Homo Sapiens, Mortality and the Internet in Contemporary Asia.” Science, Technology and Society seminar series, Tembusu College, Singapore. March 16, 2016. <Event>

[3] *Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Human failure for $how: Influencers, empathetic reciprocity, and commodified grief.” Homo Sapiens, Mortality and the Internet in Contemporary Asia, Asia Research Institute (ARI), Singapore. March 14-15, 2016. <Event>

[2] *Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Qualitative social media research: One ethnographer’s behind-the-scenes.” Media and Communication Research Colloquium (MCRC), University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth. March 8, 2016.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “#thetravelingpingu: Traveling objects, Transient installations, and Social lubricants.” Docuverse, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. Feb 12, 2016. <Watch>

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2015

[22] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Aspirational tensions: Young couples and homemaking in a tightly regulated ecology.” Moral Horizons, Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) Conference 2015, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Dec 3, 2015.

[21] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Not just a pretty boy: Male Influencers in a hyper-feminized economy.” Minor Culture, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Conference 2015, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Dec 2, 2015.

[20] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Gruesome intimacies: The anatomy of plastic surgery advertorials.” Digital Intimate Publics Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Nov 20, 2015.

[19] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Smartphone heartphone: Smartphone affects, anxieties, and attachments among Influencers in Singapore.” Workshop on Mobiles and Social Media in Southeast Asia and The Pacific, University of Sydney, Sydney. Nov 12, 2015.

[18] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “’It’s not like I got famous overnight: Vernacular perceptions of Internet fame among young microcelebrities (roundtable).” IR16, Association of Internet Researchers, Phoenix. Oct 24, 2015. <Event>

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Fame and Microcelebrity on the Web (panel chair).” IR16, Association of Internet Researchers, Phoenix. Oct 22, 2015. <Abstract>

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Internet (in)famous: Mystification and folklore of microcelebrification.” IR16, Association of Internet Researchers, Phoenix. Oct 22, 2015. <Abstract>

[15] #Ots, Mart, and Crystal Abidin. 2015. “Commercialism, audience intimacy and brand credibility in fashion blogging.” Communicative democracy: Protecting, promoting and developing free speech in the digital era, Gothenburg University, Gothenberg. Oct 6, 2015.

[14] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Micro-microcelebrity: Personal branded babies of the Internet” Work-in-progress Seminar, Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Sep 16, 2015. <Event>

[13] #Abidin, Crystal, and Mart Ots. 2015. “The Influencer’s dilemma: The shaping of new brand professions between credibility and commerce.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), San Francisco. Aug 6, 2015.

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “This #nofilter post is #notsponsored: Authenticity and Commerce on Instagram.” Social Media & Society Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto. Jul 11, 2015.

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Screens, Streams, Scenes, Screams: Labouring sociality among social media microcelebrity.” The Gendered Politics of Production: Girls and Women as Media Producers, FemGenSex Research Network, Middlesex University, London. Jun 16, 2015. <Abstract | Programme>

[10] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “‘Just Asian’? Inscribing East Asian mixed race in Australia.” Mixed Race in Australia and the Region Symposium, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth. Jun 9, 2015. <Abstract>

[9] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “The virtual, the digital, the media: Contemporary ethnographic investigations.” Identity Research Network (IRN), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. May 29, 2015.

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Public coupling: Imageries of domestic intimacy among social media microcelebrities.” Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne. May 13, 2015. <Abstract | Poster>

[7] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Make love, Make envy, Make money: Power-coupling on social media.” Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO), Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, Jönköping. Apr 13, 2015. <Abstract>

[6] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Capturing Class and Curating Commerce: Monetizing Instagram.” Media Management and Transformation Center (MMTC), Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, Jönköping. Apr 7, 2015.

[5] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Frenemies and cashtags: Social friending and hashtag lifecycle among social media microcelebrities.” The Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), University of Borås, Borås. Mar 30, 2015. <Abstract>

[4] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “(En)gendering cuteness and pastiching East Asia: Singaporean web cute as The Doll, The Darling and The Dear.” Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norges Teknisk-Naturvetenskapliga Universitet, Trondheim. Mar 16, 2015. <Abstract>

[3] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Public coupling: Imageries of domestic intimacy among social media microcelebrities.” Seminar Series, Mobile Life Center, Stockholm. Feb 25, 2015. <Abstract | Watch>

[2] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “(En)gendering cuteness and pastiching East Asia: Singaporean web cute as The Doll, The Darling and The Dear.” Department of Social Anthropology Research Seminar, in conjunction with the Media Cluster, Stockholm University, Stockholm. Feb 23, 2015. <Abstract>

[1] *Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Selfie culture in Singapore.” Media Technology and Interaction Design MID Morning Seminar, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm. Feb 23, 2015. <Abstract>

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2014

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Frenemies and cashtags: Social friending and hashtag lifecycle among social media microcelebrities.” Identity Research Network (IRN) Workshop, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Dec 3, 2014. <Abstract>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Shamelebrity: Scandal and self-shame as marketing strategies in the commercial blogosphere.” MediAsia 2014, The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication, Osaka. Nov 16, 2014. <Abstract>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “OMGBRB blogwar: Orchestrating controversy and manufacturing disorder in commercial lifestyle blogging.” The Annual University of Sydney Anthropology Symposium, University of Sydney, Sydney. Nov 5, 2014. <Abstract>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Privacy for Profit: Commodifying Privacy in Lifestyle Blogging.” IR15, Association of Internet Researchers, Daegu. Oct 23, 2014. <Abstract>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#sexbait: Sex-selling and Selling Sex among Commercial Lifestyle Bloggers in Singapore.” IR15, Association of Internet Researchers, Daegu. Oct 22, 2014. <Abstract>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Scandal and Self-shame in the Singaporean Blogosphere.” Work-in-progress Seminar, Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Oct 3, 2014. <Abstract>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “OMGBRB blogwar: Orchestrating controversy and manufacturing disorder in commercial lifestyle blogging.” CNM/CARE Research Talk, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Oct 1, 2014. <Abstract>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Interstitial Intimacies: Paradoxes of Intimacy in Commercial Lifestyle Blogs.” Researching Intimacy and Personal Life IAS Masterclass Series, Institute of Advanced Studies, Perth. Sep 4, 2014.

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Shamelebrity: Scandal and self-shame as marketing strategies in the commercial blogosphere.” UWA Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, Perth. Aug 29, 2014. <Abstract>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Commercial Lifestyle Blogging: Methods, Some themes, #sexbait.” Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, University of Oxford, Oxford. Jul 18, 2014.

[4] *Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#sexbait: Sex-selling and Selling Sex among Commercial Lifestyle Bloggers in Singapore.” Media Management and Transformation Centre, Jonkoping International Business School 2014, Jonkoping University, Jonkoping. Jun 29, 2014. <Abstract>

[3] *Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “ALVA Supervision Workshop.” Invited Postgraduate Panelist, Graduate Research School, University of Western Australia, Perth. May 27, 2014

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Public femininities: Beauty work and sexuality projects in women’s lifestyle blogging.” UWA Gender, Media, and Cultural Studies Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, Perth. May 21, 2014. <Abstract>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#sexbait: Sex-selling and Selling Sex among Commercial Lifestyle Bloggers in Singapore.” Cultural Studies Association of Australia Intermezzo Symposium 2014, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Apr 4 – 5, 2014. <Abstract Programme>

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2013

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “#In$tagLam: Instagram as a repository of taste, a brimming marketplace, a war of eyeballs.” Mobile media creativity in an age of Smartphones Symposium, Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) & Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa (MINA), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne. Dec 9, 2013. <Abstract>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Follow back, RT, Like!: The Politics of Social Friending in a Lifestyle Blogging Economy.” Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2013, Australian National University, Canberra. Nov 6 – 8, 2013. <Abstract>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Session C: Material Culture.” Chairperson, Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA) Panel, Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2013, Canberra. Nov 6 – 8, 2013.

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Consumption, Lifestyle and Asian Modernities Symposium.” Postgraduate Respondent, Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. Nov 4 – 6, 2013.

[4] *Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-femininities and Social Currency in the Singaporean Commercial Blog Industry.” Gender Collective, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Oct 11, 2013.

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “buymylife.com – eyeballs, influencers, and social media.” UWA Postgrad and Honours Expo, University of Western Australia, Perth. Sep 25, 2013.

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “buymylife.com – eyeballs, influencers, and social media.” UWA Three Minute Thesis (3MT), University of Western Australia, Perth. Jul 25, 2013.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “#lifeisgood: Understanding social currency in the female commercial blog industry in Singapore.” CCI Winter School 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Jun 24 – 28, 2013. <Abstract>

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2012

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “Narratives of Self-Creation, Boundaries of Privacy, and Vicarious Consumption: Exploring the Commercial Blog Industry in Singapore.” UWA Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, Perth. Oct 19, 2012.

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “Permeable performances: Negotiating the ‘online’ and the ‘offline’ in Singaporean blog entrepreneurship.” Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2012 – Social lives of and on computers, technology and the Internet, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Sep 26 – 28, 2012. <Abstract>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “From diary writing to daily ranting: Women’s journaling on the Internet.” UWA Gender, Media, and Cultural Studies Seminar Series, University of Western Australia Perth. September 5, 2012. <Abstract>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “livingontheinternet.com – why do it? who cares?” UWA Postgraduate Welcome, University of Western Australia, Perth. Aug 2, 2012.

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “livingontheinternet.com – why do it? who cares?” UWA Three Minute Thesis (3MT), University of Western Australia, Perth. Jul 25, 2012.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “Cya IRL’: Researching digital communities online and offline.” The 7th Annual Limina Conference – Humanizing Collaboration, University of Western Australia, Perth. Jun 6 – 8, 2012. <Abstract>

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2011

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “Buymylife.com’ – Modeling, Role-modeling, Role-playing.” Gender Studies Symposium, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore. April 2011.

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