Works in progress listed here.

Research accolades, publications, presentations, service, and press under the RESEARCH tab above.

For pre-prints email crystalabidin[at]gmail[dot]com.
Academia.edu here.
PhD dissertation abstract and outline here.

UPCOMING TALKS

[guest lecture] “Selfies, Snapchat, and Mobile screen cultures.” Introduction to Screenwriting (SCWR2000), Department of Screen Arts, Curtin University, Perth. March 20, 2017.

[paper] “Happy #monthsary babe!: Vernacular readings and practices of monthsaries among young couplings on social media.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[paper] “Ah-boys and Unkes: Authoring and Reading Alternative Digital Masculinities in Singapore.” ICA Preconference Digital Asia: Recent Research and Practice,  International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing, with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University)]

[panelist] “Studying Communitainment: mapping a research agenda for the Social Media Entertainment industry.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[guest professor] “Digital Living: Identities and Complexities Summer School.” Aarhus University, Denmark. July 31-August 11, 2017.

WORKS UNDER REVIEW

[journal article] Grief hype-jacking: Influencers, Attention Economies, and the Commodification of Grief

[journal article] Si Gin Na (“Brat”): Social Media & the juvenile insolence in Singapore – with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University)

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

[journal article] #nofilter, #inreallife: Influencers and Porous Authenticity on Instagram

[journal article] Privacy for Profit: Influencers, Personae and the Lifecycle of Commoditized Privacy

[book chapter] Practices, Privacy, and Privileges: Conducting Research on Tumblr – with Akane Kanai (University of Newcastle) and Matthew Hart (La Trobe University)

[commentary] Leisuring labour: A feminist critique of mommyblogging – with Renee M Powers (University of Illinois Chicago)

[commentary] Switching ‘On’ – Lifestyle bloggers’ imagery of class and intimacy

CURRENT PROJECTS

An oral history of punk in Singapore – with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University) and The Substation

Aspirational tensions: Young couples and homemaking in a tightly regulated ecology

Young people and grief in digital spaces

Not just a pretty boy: Male Influencers in a hyper­feminized economy

WORKS IN PROGRESS

[monograph] Buymylife.com: Vernacular commerce, creation, and culture in Singapore blogshops

[edited book] Fame and microcelebrity on the web – with Megan Lindsay Brown (Arizona State University)

[special issue] Private messages from the field: Moral confessions and ethical dilemmas in digital ethnography – with Gabriele de Seta (Academia Sinica)

[journal article] Politics and Poetics: Charisma and Control in a Politician Scandal

[journal article] Vigilante trolling and contentious humour as activism

[journal article] Understanding Travelogues: An Orientalist Imaginary of South East Asia? – with Connor Graham (Asia Research Institute)

[book chapter] Gruesome intimacies: The anatomy of plastic surgery advertorials

[book chapter] Smartphone heartphone: Smartphone affects, anxieties, and attachments among Influencers in Singapore

2 thoughts on “Research

  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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