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UPCOMING TALKS

# denotes presentation by co-author

[invited lecture] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Communicating on TikTok.” Global Communication in a Digital Age, MA Programme, RMIT, Melbourne. 12 May 2021.

[industry event] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Social media trends in the Asia-Pacific during COVID-19.” International Committee of the Red Cross, Bangkok Regional Delegation, Thailand. 27 May 2021.

[invited discussion] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Live Q&A on Social Media Cultures.” MA & PhD Seminar on Digital Cultures, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, Brazil. 10 June 2021.

[industry panel] Golin, Josh, Crystal Abidin, Maíra Bosi, Maria Mello, Bruno Studer. 2021. “Cultural expression or commercial exploitation? The experience of digital kidfluencers is all of our business.” RightsCon 2021, 7-11 June 2021. <Link>

[conference panel] Michael Keane, Crystal Abidin, Xinyu (Andy) Zhao, Xiaoting Yu, Gary Rawnsley, Daya Thussu. 2021. “Chinese Outbound Social Media Platforms in the Indian-Pacific: Just How Soft is Chinese Digital Power?” 18th Chinese Internet Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 25–27 June 2021. <Link>

[conference panel] Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Joanne E. Gray, Louisa Bartolo, Jean Burgess, Nicolas Suzor, Mark Andrejevic, Verity Trott, Robbie Fordyce, Luzhou Li, Daniel Angus, Nicholas Carah, Jean Burgess, Anthony McCosker, Crystal Abidin. 2021. “Algorithmic recommendation and circumvention in social media.” Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2021, Melbourne. 6–9 July 2021. <Link>

[plenary] R. Beta, Annisa, Crystal Abidin, et al. 2021. “Internet celebrity, Refracted publics, and the Frontiers of social justice cultures.” 2021 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference, Singapore. 28–30 July 2021. <Link>

[conference panel] # Tiidenberg, Katrin, Natalie Hendry, Crystal Abidin, D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Jing Zeng, Patrik Wikstrom, Taina Bucher, Tim Highfield, Tama Leaver, and Jack Qiu. 2021. “Platform Specificities: The Platform Books Panel.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021. <pdf | Link>

[conference paper] # Berryman, Rachel Anne, Crystal Abidin, and Tama Leaver. 2021. “A Topography of Virtual Influencers.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021. <pdf | Link>

[conference paper] # Chen, Guo, and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “Liziqi and Chinese Rural YouTube Videos: Scoping a Genre.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021. <pdf | Link>

[conference paper] # Poh, Yu Ting, and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “Douyin and TikTok: A Cross-language Systematic Review of Academic Scholarship on Sister Apps.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021. <pdf | Link>

[conference paper] # Vizcaíno-Verdú, Arantxa and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “Cross-cultural storytelling approaches in TikTok’s music challenges.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021. <pdf | Link>

[conference paper] # Zhao, Xinyu, and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “TikTok’s ‘Fox Eye’ Trend and Everyday Activism: Gen Z Agency in an Audiovisual Narrative Case study.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021. <pdf | Link>

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “TikTok, Visibility labour, and Social movements.” 5th New Media Studies National Congress, Turkey. 4–5 November 2021. <Link>

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “TikTok, Internet celebrity, and Small business cultures.” Digital Transformations, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden. 16–17 November 2021. <Link TBA>



WORKS UNDER REVIEW & IN PROGRESS

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

[book chapter] Understanding Identity and Platform Cultures – with Harry T Dyer

[journal article] Representations of disability on TikTok – with Katie Ellis, Mary-Anne Romano

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

[journal article] ‘Don’t let this flop’: TikTok Creators’ Strategic Improprieties – with D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye

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

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

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

[journal article] Music challenges on TikTok: Classifying cross-cultural storytelling videos – with Arantxa Vizcaíno Verdú

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

[journal article] Anti-Asian racism and Diaspora Cultures on TikTok – with Xinyu (Andy) Zhao

[journal article] ‘#OkBoomer, time to meet the Zoomers’: Studying the Memefication of Intergenerational Politics on TikTok – with Jing Zeng

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


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