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Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below.


* denotes invited talks
# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited talk] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Knowledges on Douyin vs. TikTok: Platforms, Populism, and Performance.” Open Literacy: Digital Games, Social Responsibility and Social Innovation, Curtin University, Perth. 30 September-01 October. <LinkLink | Link>

[pre-conference workshop] Hemsley, Jeff, Aleena Chia, William Balmford, Erika D Gault, Kelly Quinn, Roohola Ramezani, Shawn Walker. 2019. “AoIR Early Career Scholars Workshop.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. 2-5 October 2019.

[roundtable] Leaver, Tama, Crystal Abidin, Tim Highfield, Mari Lehto, Anthony McCosker. 2019. “Approaching Instagram.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. 2-5 October 2019.

[paper in panel] #Pang, Natalie, and Crystal Abidin. 2019. “Decoding the weaponising of pop culture on WhatsApp in Singapore and Malaysia.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. 2-5 October 2019.

[paper in panel] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Disappearing data: Monetizing and astroturfing vernaculars on tumblr pre- and post-NSFW ban.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. October 2-5, 2019.

[paper in panel] #Leaver, Tama, Crystal Abidin, and Tim Highfield. 2019. “Framing Instagram: New Approaches.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. 2-5 October 2019.

[invited industry talk] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Influencer cultures.” 19th GITEX Technology Week, Dubai. 6-10 October 2019. <Link | Link>

[conference paper] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “K-pop on Instagram between South Korea and North America.” Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) 2019 Biennial Conference, Perth. 4-6 December 2019. <LinkLink>

[invited lecture] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Cultures in the Influencer industry via soft and hard data experiences.” Data Ethnography, Locating Media Lecture Series, Universität Siegen, Siegen. 28 January 2020. <Link | Link>


[special issue] Private messages from the field: Confessions on digital ethnography and its discomforts –with Gabriele de Seta

[journal article] Genealogies of online transgression: Public shaming cultures on the Singaporean internet

[journal article] Minahs and Minority Celebrity: MunahHirziOfficial, Parody YouTube Influencers, and Minority Politics in Singapore

[journal article] Grief hypejacking: Influencers, #ThoughtsAndPrayers, and the Commodification of Grief on Instagram

[journal article] Somewhere Between Here and There: Negotiating Researcher Visibility in a Digital Ethnography of the Influencer Industry

[journal article] A Review of Formal and Informal Regulations in the Nordic Influencer Industry –with Kjeld Hansen, Mathilde Hogsnes, Gemma Newlands, Mette Lykke Nielsen, Louise Yung Nielsen, Tanja Sihvonen

[journal article] 6 Academics Provide a Review of Politics, Parody, and Particularities of Celebrity and Environmentalism –with Dan Brockington, Mike Goodman, Mary Mostafanezhad, Lisa Ann Richey

[book chapter] L8r H8r: Fans, haters, and ephemeral solidarity in Influencer wars


[journal article] From YouTube to TV, and Back Again: Viral Video Child Stars and Media Flows in the Era of Social Media –with Tama Leaver 

[journal article] History of the digital camera in Singapore 1994-2006 –with Connor Graham

[book chapter] NSFW Chinese content on tumblr and folkloric imaginaries around algorithmic circumventions

My Instagram Husband: Influencers, Gendered fame, and Networked tensions amidst commodified romance

Glamour and Grotesque: Influencers and the anatomy of plastic surgery advertorials

The Great Good Childhood Birthday: Commemoration, commercialism, and moral parenting in Influencer advertorials

From womb to cradle: Branded pregnancies, neonatal care, and the pre-personhood of micro-microcelebrities

This page was last updated on 23 October 2019.

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