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Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below.



UPCOMING TALKS

* denotes invited talks
# denotes presentation by co-author

[paper in panel] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “The Instagram Husband.” in panel “Approaching Instagram: New Methods and Modes for Examining the Visual Social Media.” with Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield, Mari Lehto, Anthony McCosker, Adam Suess, Katie Warfield, and Alice Witt. International Communication Conference 2020, Gold Coast. 21-25 May 2020. (presented virtually in lieu of COVID-19)

[paper in panel] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “#WAsian (White-Asian) on TikTok and Activism through Entertainment.” in panel “Short-Form Parallel Universes: Affordances, Activity, and Culture of TikTok and Douyin” with Jing Zeng, Mike S. Schäfer, Wei Wang, Xu Chen, D. and Bondy Valdovinos Kaye. International Communication Conference 2020, Gold Coast. 21-25 May 2020. (presented virtually in lieu of COVID-19)

[invited industry talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “title tba.” Handelsradets Dag 2020, Handelsrådets, Stockholm. 6 October 2020. <Link> (to be updated)

[panel] Abidin, Crystal, Emily van der Nagel, Amelia Johns, Francesco Bailo, Aleesha Rodriguez, Bondy Kaye, Patrik Wikstrom, Ysabel Gerrard, & Tama Leaver. 2020. “‘Please read the comments’: Commenting cultures across platforms.” Association of Internet Researchers 2020, Virtual conference. (presented virtually in lieu of COVID-19)

[paper in panel] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “‘Feels bar’ and masculine vulnerability: Commenting cultures on 9GAG.” Association of Internet Researchers 2020, Virtual conference. (presented virtually in lieu of COVID-19)

[paper in panel] Zeng, Jing, & Crystal Abidin. 2020. “‘Subtle Asian Traits’: Platformed race on Facebook.” Association of Internet Researchers 2020, Virtual conference. (presented virtually in lieu of COVID-19)



WORKS UNDER REVIEW

[journal article] Meme factories in Singapore and Malaysia and (mis)information programming in the age of COVID-19

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

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



WORKS IN PROGRESS

[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] History of the digital camera in Singapore 1994-2006 –with Connor Graham

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

My Instagram Husband: Influencers, Gendered fame, and Networked tensions amidst commodified romance

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

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

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


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