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Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below.


* denotes invited talks
# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited panelist] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Humanities perspective, with a focus on DECRAs.” All Faculties ARC Rejoinder Session, Curtin Grant Success Panel, Curtin University. June 7, 2019.

[keynote] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Public shaming, Vigilante trolling, and Genealogies of Transgression on the Singaporean Internet.” AoIR Flashpoint Symposia, Urbino. June 24, 2019. <Link | Link | Link>

[keynote] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Where Is The Money on tumblr? Cultures of Celebrity and Labour within tumblr’s Architecture.” Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) PGN Conference 2019, Bangor University, Wales. July 1-2, 2019. <Link>

[invited talk] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. [title tba] ASEAN Forum, University of Sydney, Sydney. August 16, 2019.

[invited talk] *Abidin, Crystal. 2019. [title tba] Markers of Authenticity, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Sydney. August 29, 2019.

[pre-conference workshop] Hemsley, Jeff, Aleena Chia, William Balmford, Erika D Gault, Kelly Quinn, Roohola Ramezani, Shawn Walker. 2019. “AoIR Early Career Scholars Workshop.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. October 2-5, 2019.

[roundtable] Leaver, Tama, Crystal Abidin, Tim Highfield, Mari Lehto, Anthony McCosker. 2019. “Approaching Instagram.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. October 2-5, 2019.

[paper in panel] #Pang, Natalie, and Crystal Abidin. 2019. “Decoding the weaponising of pop culture on WhatsApp in Singapore and Malaysia.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. October 2-5, 2019.

[paper in panel] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Disappearing data: Monetizing and astroturfing vernaculars on tumblr pre- and post-NSFW ban.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. October 2-5, 2019.

[paper in panel] #Leaver, Tama, Crystal Abidin, and Tim Highfield. 2019. “Framing Instagram: New Approaches.” AoIR2019, Brisbane. October 2-5, 2019.


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

[journal article] Influencers reclaim liminal celebrity: MunahHirziOfficial, Parody YouTube videos, and Intersectional minority politics

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

[book chapter] Preschool stars on YouTube: Child microcelebrities, Commercially viable biographies, and Interactions with technology

[book chapter] Hanging out at home as a lifestyle: YouTube home tour vlogs in East Asia

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


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

[journal article] Somewhere Between Here and There: Negotiating Researcher Visibility in a Digital Ethnography of the Influencer Industry.

[special issue] Private messages from the field: Confessions on digital ethnography and its discomforts.

[book chapter] NSFW Chinese content on tumblr and folkloric imaginaries around algorithmic circumventions

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

#nofilter, #inreallife: Influencers and Porous Authenticity on Instagram

Glamour and Grotesque: Influencers and the anatomy of plastic surgery advertorials

Privacy for Profit: Influencers, Personae and the Lifecycle of Commoditized Privacy

Oppressed, Oratorical, Outlandish: Chinese Privilege activism through entertainment in Singapore’s Influencer ecology

The Great Good Childhood Birthday: Commemoration, commercialism, and moral parenting in Influencer advertorials

Fast phone fashion: Fashion marketing in the age of smartphones

Screens, Streams, Scenes, Screams: Labouring sociality among young women Influencers

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

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