Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed here. Navigate research accolades, publications, projects, presentations, multimedia, service, and press under the RESEARCH tab above.

For pre-prints and copies email crystalabidin[at]gmail[dot]com.

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UPCOMING TALKS

[public lecture] Abidin, Crystal. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Book talk, Department of Sociology & Department of Communication, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal. October 9, 2018. <Event>

[conf paper] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Yes Homo: Gay Influencers, Celebrity, and Activism on YouTube.” AoIR 2018, Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal. October 10-13, 2018.

[conf paper] Tiidenberg, Katrin, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “Unsalable popularity: Economies of NSFW visibility on Tumblr.” AoIR 2018, Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal. October 10-13, 2018.

[conf paper] Leaver, Tama, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “From YouTube to TV, and Back Again: Viral video child stars and media flows in the era of social media.” AoIR 2018, Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal. October 10-13, 2018.

[roundtable] Abidin, Crystal, Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Tim Highfield, and Kate Milner. 2018. “Pictogramic cultures and economies on the internet.” AoIR 2018, Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal. October 10-13, 2018.

[experimental session] Leaver, Tama, Crystal Abidin, Tim Highfield, Kath Albury, Theresa Senft. 2018. “Visual Social Media Pedagogies-in-Practice.” AoIR 2018, Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal. October 10-13, 2018.

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. [title tba] Anticipating Social Research, Social Science Research Council, New York City. October 19, 2018.

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Facebook HQ, New York City. October 22, 2018.

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Public Lecture, London College of Communication, University of Arts London, London. October 23, 2018. <Event | Register>

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Public Lecture, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham, Nottingham. October 24, 2018. <Event>

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Public Lecture, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield. October 25, 2018. <Event>

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” School of Media, University of Brighton, Brighton. October 26, 2018.

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. [title tba] MozFest Weekend, Mozilla Foundation, London. October 28, 2018.

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018.”Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Book tour, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics, London. October 29, 2018.

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018.”Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online.” Public Lecture, Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, Birmingham. October 30, 2018. <Register>

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Interdisciplinarity.” Cultural and Communication Studies Section Twentieth Anniversary Colloquium, Australian Academy of the Humanities, University of Sydney, Sydney. November 14, 2018. <Register>

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Influencers and the materiality of youth digital cultures in Singapore.” Youth Futures: Belonging and Connections, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne. November 15-16, 2018. <Link | TicketsAbstract>

[invited speaker] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “For the ‘gram and off the cam: Young people’s cultures on Instagram.” Gifted Education Annual Conference 2018, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Raffles Institution, Singapore. November 23, 2018.

[book tour] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet celebrity: Understanding fame online.” Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore. November 23, 2018. <Event | Register>

[invited speaker, mentor, moderator] Young Singaporeans Conference, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. November 27-28, 2018. <About | Programme>

[conf paper] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Squishy babies, Soft dads, and Exploding ovaries: Brand biographies and ‘fan mothering’ practices around celebrity babies.” Digital Intimacies 2018, Curtin University, Perth. December 5-7, 2018.

[conf paper] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Oppressed, Oratorical, Outlandish: Chinese Privilege activism through entertainment in Singapore’s Influencer ecology.” Chinese Privilege in Singapore, Asia Research Institute, Singapore. December 12-13, 2018.

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WORKS UNDER REVIEW

[special issue] Private messages from the field: Moral confessions and ethical dilemmas in digital ethnography – with Gabriele de Seta (Academia Sinica)

[journal article] Yes Homo: Gay Influencers, Homonormativity, and Queerbaiting on YouTube

[journal article] Influencers reclaim liminal celebrity: MunahHirziOfficial, Parody politics, and Micro-minority representation

[journal article] Somewhere Between Here and There: Visibility Labour and Literacies Between Academia and the Influencer Industry

[journal article] Grief hype-jacking: Influencers, Attention Economies, and the Commodification of Grief

[journal article] Si Gin Na (“Brat”): Social Media & the juvenile insolence in Singapore – with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University)

[journal article] History of the digital camera in Singapore 1994-2006 – with Connor Graham (Asia Research Institute)

[journal article] #nofilter, #inreallife: Influencers and Porous Authenticity on Instagram

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WORKS IN PROGRESS

[edited book] Me-diated Inter-faces: representation, presentation, and embodiment online – with Katie Warfield (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and Carolina Cambre (Concordia University)

[journal article] Glamour and Grotesque: Influencers and the anatomy of plastic surgery advertorials

[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 (Curtin University) 

[journal article] Privacy for Profit: Influencers, Personae and the Lifecycle of Commoditized Privacy

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

[book chapter] The Great Good Childhood Birthday: Commemoration, commercialism, and moral parenting in Influencer advertorials

[book chapter] “Hey YouTube, welcome to my exclusive private home tour”: Influencers, Domestic space vlogs, and Continuums of disclosures

[book chapter] Fast phone fashion: Fashion marketing in the age of smartphones

[book chapter] My Instagram Husband: Influencers, Gendered fame, and Networked tensions amidst commodified romance

[book chapter] Screens, Streams, Scenes, Screams: Labouring sociality among young women Influencers

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

[conference paper] Oppressed, Oratorical, Outlandish: Chinese Privilege activism through entertainment in Singapore’s internet popular culture

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2 thoughts on “Research

  1. Hi Crystal!

    I became aware of your ethnographic work on Instagram via Academia. I’m planning to use Instagram for my dissertation project. I have couple of questions regarding visual data collection and ethics. Would you mind connecting via email for further discussion?

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