Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below.


# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited plenary] Larsen, Miranda, Crystal Abidin, Candace Epps-Robertson, Michelle Cho, Crystal Anderson. 2020. “Kpop: Fandom, Politics, Digital influence.” Fan Studies Network North America 2020 Conference, 13-17 October 2020.

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Influencers in the age of call out and cancel cultures.” Platform Creation, Stanford Ethnography Lab, Stanford University. 16 October 2020. <Link>

[panel] Abidin, Crystal, Emily van der Nagel, Amelia Johns, Francesco Bailo, Aleesha Rodriguez, Bondy Kaye, Patrik Wikstrom, Ysabel Gerrard, & Tama Leaver. 2020. “‘Please read the comments’: Commenting cultures across platforms.” Association of Internet Researchers 2020, Virtual conference, 26-31 October 2020.

[paper in panel] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “‘Feels bar’ and masculine vulnerability: Commenting cultures on 9GAG.” Association of Internet Researchers 2020, Virtual conference, 26-31 October 2020.

[paper in panel] Zeng, Jing, & Crystal Abidin. 2020. “‘Subtle Asian Traits’: Platformed race on Facebook.” Association of Internet Researchers 2020, Virtual conference, 26-31 October 2020.

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Spill The Tea.” Singapore Writers’ Festival 2020, Singapore, 30 October–8 November 2020. <Link>

[invited keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Influencers and Cultures and Authenticity.” Cultures of Authenticity series, Centre for Communication and Culture, Loughborough University, 12 November 2020. <Link | Register>

[symposium] Savic, Milovan, and Crystal Abidin. 2020. “TikTok during COVID19: Digital intimacy in times of crisis.” Digital Intimacies 2020: Connection in Crisis, University of Technology Sydney. 7-9 December 2020.

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Influencer cultures and socio-cultural impacts on tourism.” The Digital Future of the Tourism Industry in Western Australia, Tourism Research Cluster Symposium 2020, Curtin University, Perth, February 2021. <Link>


[journal article] Mapping the terrain of internet celebrity on TikTok: Exploring attention economies and visibility labours

[journal editorial] Singaporean Influencers and COVID-19 on Instagram Stories

[journal article] Influencers, Brands, and Pivots in the time of COVID-19: A look at Australian, Japanese, and Korean issues – with Tommaso Barbetta, Jin Lee

[journal article] Livestreaming During a Pandemic: Platforms, Cultures, and Pivots – with Jonathon Hutchinson

[journal article] Subtle Asian Traits and COVID-19: Congregating and Commiserating as East Asians in a Facebook Group –with Jing Zeng

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

This page was last updated on 06 October 2020.

2 Thoughts

  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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