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Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below.


* denotes invited talks
# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited panelist] *Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “New Forms and Movements.” Singapore Perspectives 2020, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. 20 January 2020. <Link | Link>

[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>

[curated conference stream] Pang, Natalie, Crystal Abidin, and Amelia Johns. 2020. “Weaponizing Digital Media.” CeDEM Asia 2020, Kuala Lumpur. 15-16 May 2020. <CfP>


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

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

[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] 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

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