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Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below.


* denotes invited talks
# denotes presentation by co-author

[curated conference stream] Pang, Natalie, Crystal Abidin, and Amelia Johns. 2020. “Weaponizing Digital Media.” CeDEM Asia 2020, Kuala Lumpur. 15-16 May 2020. <CfP>

[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.

[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.

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


[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

[journal article] A Review of Formal and Informal Regulations in the Nordic Influencer Industry –with Kjeld Hansen, Mathilde Hogsnes, Gemma Newlands, Mette Lykke Nielsen, Louise Yung Nielsen, Tanja Sihvonen


[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

This page was last updated on 11 February 2020.

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