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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

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Case Studies in Researching Internet Celebrity in the Asia Pacific Region.” NVivo Virtual Conference, 22-23 September 2021. <Link>

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “TikTok, Youth Cultures, and the East Asian Influencer Industry.” Communication and Media Research Speaker Series, University of Zurich, Zurich, 4 October 2021.

[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. <Paper | Video>

[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. <Paper | Video>

[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. <Paper | Video>

[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. <Paper | Video>

[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. <Paper | Video>

[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. <Paper | Video>

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal, et al. 2021. “Title TBA.” Vice x ICRC Memeathon, 16 October 2021. 

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal, Sarah Burton, Cassandra Phoenix. 2021. “Serious Women.” School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, Newcastle, 20 October 2021

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

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal, et al. 2021. “What Kind of You are You?” Singapore Writers’ Festival 2021, Singapore. 8 November 2021. <Link>

[invited panelist] Abidin, Crystal, et al. 2021. “Celebrity Crushes: Blurring The Lines Between Fact and Fiction.” Singapore Writers’ Festival 2021, Singapore. 9 November 2021. <Link>

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Title TBA.” Anthropological Society of Western Australia Wilson-Locke lecture. 10 November 2021. <Link>

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

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Frontiers of Social Media Pop Cultures in the ASEAN region.” 2021 Curtin Singapore ASEAN Lecture, Curtin University, Singapore. 17 November 2021. <Link>



WORKS UNDER REVIEW & IN PROGRESS

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

[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] Backdoor Advertising Scandals, Yingyeo Culture, and Cancel Culture Among YouTube Influencers 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] Trajectories of online transgression: Public shaming cultures on the Singaporean internet


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