Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below. For published papers, projects, past talks, key ideas & concepts, and multimedia resources, please navigate via the menu.


# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited industry consultant] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Dialogue session on research and trends in the Influencer industry.” Gushcloud Leadership Retreat 2021, Gushcloud International Group, Singapore. 15 January 2021.

[invited speaker] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “A Review of Authenticity in the Influencer Industry.” Sociology Seminar Series, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 26 February 2021 . <details TBA>

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “The Promises and Pitfalls of Influencers in Tourism.” The Digital Future of the Tourism Industry in Western Australia, Tourism Research Cluster Symposium 2020, Curtin University, Perth.18 February 2021. <details TBA>

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Title TBA.” Academics in the media, Athena Swan Steering Group and ROC, Curtin University, Perth. February 2021. <details TBA>

[invited speaker] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Title TBA.” Curtin Corner, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University, Perth. 26 March 2021. <details TBA>


[journal article] Rural Chinese YouTube Videos: Scoping a genre – with Chen Guo

[journal article] The Aesthetics of Chinese Diaspora on TikTok – with Zhao Xinyu

[project] TikTok Stage, Celebrities, and Kpop in South Korea – with Jin Lee

[journal article] Influencers and ‘Backdoor Advertising’ in South Korea – with Jin Lee

[book chapter] Sisters, Kisses, Disses: Ella Gross, BLACKPINK, and Public intimacies between Insta-famous kids and Kpop stars – with Jin Lee

[project] Minimalism and Gestures on Social Media – with Michele Zappavigna

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

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

This page was last updated on 21 January 2021.

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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