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



UPCOMING TALKS

# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited panel] Mitsopoulos, Nadia, Tama Leaver, and Crystal Abidin. 2022. “Spotlight on social media, child influencers and how to keep your kids safe.” ABC Radio Perth Mornings. 26 October 2022. <Link>

[distinguished lecture] Abidin, Crystal. 2022. “Inter-cultural Influencers in the Asia Pacific Region.” 44th Annual UGAT Conference, Anthropological Association of the Philippines. 26–28 October 2022. <Link | Video>

[invited lecture] Abidin, Crystal. 2022. “Internet celebrity, refracted publics, and the frontiers of social justice cultures.” Digital Communication, BA in Information Studies, Aarhus University. 28 October 2022. 

[conference panel] John, Nicholas, Dekel Katz, Meg Jones, Crystal Abidin, Anne Helmond, Robert Jansma, Johannes Passmann, Lisa Gerzen. 2022. “Internet Histories II.” AoIR2022, Dublin. November 2022. <Link>

[conference roundtable] Duguay, Stefanie, Crystal Abidin, Paul Byron, David Myles, Shuaishuai Wang. 2022. “Platformed Intimacies”. AoIR2022, Dublin. November 2022. <Link>

[closed-door industry talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2022. “Influencers, Refracted publics, and New attention cultures.” Trust.& Safety, Google. 9 November 2022. 

[invited panel] Abidin, Crystal, YEOLO, et al. 2022. “A Personal Advertisement for Sadness.” Singapore Writers’ Festival, Singapore. 12 November 2022. <Link>

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2022. “Festival Keynote Talk Crystal Abidin: Hacking Your Attention: Ethics of Social Media and Influencers.” Singapore Writers’ Festival, Singapore. 13 November 2022. <Link>

[conference paper] Abidin, Crystal, and Jin Lee. 2022. “International family & couple Influencers on South Korean YouTube: Intercultural learning, Spectacularized domesticity, and Cosmopolitan villages.” Digital Intimacies, Sydney. 1–2 December 2022. <Link>

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2023. “Title tba.” Diplomacy, Politics, Activism, Ambassadorship: The politicisation of celebrity in Asia. Deakin University, Melbourne. 22–24 November 2023. 



WORKS UNDER REVIEW 

[journal article] TikTok Stage and the Promotional Labour of K-pop: Tracing TikTok’s platformed glocalization in the South Korean market – with Jin Lee

[journal article] Black Summer on TikTok and ABC News – with Emily van der Nagel, Jonathon Hutchinson, D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye

[journal article] Audiovisual Narrative Agency and the Aesthetics of TikTok Activism: (East) Asian Anti-Racism Advocacy via the ‘Fox Eye’ Trend – with Xinyu (Andy) Zhao

[journal article] TeachTok: Teachers of TikTok, micro-celebritism, and fun learning communities – with Arantxa Vizcaíno Verdú

[journal article] Recentering Academic Scholarship on Sister Apps – with Poh Yu Ting

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

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


WORKS IN PROGRESS

[book] Social Media Pop Cultures in South Korea – with Jin Lee

[report] Benchmarking Influencer Regulations in the Asia Pacific Region 

[report] TikTok and Youth Engagements During COVID-19 – with D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Xinyu (Andy) Zhao

[report] WhatsApp Cultures and Family Group Chats in Singapore – with Natalie Pang

[book chapter] The Promotional Cultures of Businesses on TikTok: Brand accounts, Small businesses, and Internet celebrities – with Jenna Drenten, Lauren Gurrieri

[book chapter] Shaping Identity Through the Mobile Media of TikTok – with Harry Dyer

[book chapter] Digital Economies and Celebrity Publics on TikTok: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a case study – with D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye

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

[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] Being bound in a fieldsite: Cross-cultural methodological notes on doing digital ethnography on TikTok – with Jin Lee

[journal article] Exploring the Genre of laowai wanghong on YouTube and TikTok – with Poh Yu Ting

[journal article] Asian Australian Diaspora and Identity on TikTok – with Denise Woods, Cass Sligh, Kelly Bailey 

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

[journal article] Chinese Cultural Mediators on TikTok: Genres, Knowledge flows, and Internet Celebrity between Platform Markets – with Jing Zeng


This page was last updated on 02 November 2022.