Upcoming talks and works-in-progress listed below. For published papers, projects, past talks, key ideas & concepts, and multimedia resources, please navigate via the menu.


# 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.

[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. 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>

[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>


[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

This page was last updated on 10 May 2021.

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  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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