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Updated 17 August 2017.

This is a list of resources I have curated on Selfies. Please feel free to use with credits back to this page. If you have a suggestion please do comment below.



Selfie Researchers Syllabus

The Selfies Research Network (TSRN)

TSRN Researchers (segment)

Selfies Pedagogy Group (closed group)

Selfies teaching workshop (Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2014)

Making Selfies / Making Self


The Visual Media Workshop

Selfies bibliography – Making Selfies / Making Self

Selfies bibliography – The Selfies Research Network

Selfies: Inter-faces and ‘me’-diated bodies workshop (Social Media and Society Conference 2015)

Know Thy Selfie — An exercise in Selfie Reflection

“Know Thy Selfie”: A Selfie Group Discussion Assignment

The Selfie Course: More than a MOOC

Selves & Selfies: Performing Identity Online

Why do my Facebook Friends look just like me?

Unpacking Videos Unboxing videos for abstract concepts an exercise from #SelfieClass at USC

Selfie-grounding bibliography

Selfie Pedagogy I: The Digital Humanities and Selfie Culture

Selfie Pedagogy II: Internet Identity and Selfie Practices

Selfie Pedagogy III: Networked Spaces, Slut Shaming and Putting Selfies in Dialogue with Theory




What Does the Selfie Say? Investigating a Global Phenomenon – Special Issue 

Me-diated Inter-faces – Special Issue

Selfie Citizenship

Vote for my selfie: Politician selfies as charismatic leadership

Aren’t these just young, rich women doing vain things online?: Influencer selfies as subversive frivolity

Re-thinking the relationship between media and sexuality education

The Visual Media Workshop @KPU presents Patricia Routh on the Cinematic Gaze and selfies

The Visual Media Workshop @KPU presents Dr. Kath Albury on Sexting, selfies, and sneaky hats

Studying selfies: USC’s #SelfieClass examines what online photos say about us

New book out now: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

The Allure of the Selfie

Selfies in Hong Kong

Fashioning the feminine self in ‘‘prosumer capitalism’’: Women’s work and the transnational reselling of Western luxury online

I am Just Doing my Bit to Promote Modesty: Niqabis’ self-portraits on photo-sharing websites

Gift of the Selfie

The Skin of the Selfie (Unabridged Version)

Kern Conference on Visual Communication – Selfies, Self-portraits, and Social media 

PHOTOBOMB: A dialogue on selfies, violence, and war–a-dialogue/ 

Snapping, Sharing… Being. Digital Online Photography and Identity Construction 

Self-media: The self, the face, the media and the selfies 

Ego Update 

Notes to self: the visual culture of selfies in the age of social media 

Understanding digital selves through film 

Selfies in ‘mommyblogging’: An emerging visual genre

Beyond the self: Intersubjectivity and the social semiotic interpretation of the selfie

Social media photography: construing subjectivity in Instagram images




Smartphones, selfies and salvaging art tradition: museums grapple with technology tension 

Alibaba’s Jack Ma shows off new ‘pay with a selfie’ technology 

People Are Making Homemade Selfie Sticks And They Are Insane

It’s Time To Leave Planet Earth Because There’s Now A Selfie Spoon

The ‘audio selfie’ — a different kind of interview evolves at StoryCorps

Sex Selfie Stick: Nowhere Is Sacred Anymore

Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident

Selfie angst and Android backlash in Apple’s ‘weird’ iOS 9 upgrade

You’re Toast: Company Will Stamp Your Face on Sliced Bread

Sea Otter Selfie

No shame in her #selfie game 

The selfie was created pretty much by accident… and that’s how the next big thing could appear 



The rise of the selfie and the monetisation of social media

Microcelebrity selfies (case study)

Selfie fashion

Kim Kardashian to give talk on the ‘objectification of women’

Attention Instagram “models”: You are selling yourselves

Your Selfie Idea Is Not Original. It’s Shit.

Brands: Your selfie contest idea is stupid

Ellen DeGeneres claims most retweeted tweet of the year ahead of Justin Bieber

Behind the Preplanned Oscar Selfie: Samsung’s Ad Strategy

Is Asia Setting the Trends on Selfies?

A 21-Year-Old Claims She Makes More Money Per Selfie Than She Does Working All Week



Fieldnotes: Body labour and selfies

These Trans People Are Taking Selfies To Celebrate Transgender Day Of Visibility

A feminist response to moral panic around girls’ ‘boner garage’ Instagram selfies

Selfies and Misogyny: The Importance of Selfies as Self-Love

What’s Really Going On With The Sexist Backlash Against Selfies

New research suggests selfies are way more empowering than you think

Sorority Girls Took Selfies at a Baseball Game — And Grown Men Mocked Them for It

These Sorority Girls On A Selfie Spree At A Baseball Game Made People Really Mad For Some Reason

What We Learned from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sorority Selfie Scandal

Selfie Sorority Uses Media Frenzy for Good Cause

The Selfie Girls Everyone Mocked Use Their Fame For Good

The Selfie Sorority Girls Are Here!

The Big Problem With Selfie-Shaming We Don’t Talk About Enough

Trans Teen Takes A Selfie Every Day For 3 Years To Show His Dramatic Transformation Into A Man



Selfies Are Spreading Lice among Teenagers

Japan tourist at Taj Mahal ‘dies after fall’

Man taking a selfie is gored to death by bull in front of horrified crowd

Bison selfies are a bad idea: Tourist gored in Yellowstone as another photo goes awry

Study Links Selfies To Narcissism And Psychopathy

Lake Elsinore man’s idea for a snake selfie comes back to bite him

So Long, Selfie Esteem: Instagram Filters Spark a New Plastic Surgery Trend

Selfies Are Killing More People Than Shark Attacks

More people died from selfies than shark attacks this year

More people are killed by tourist brochures than by sharks

Townsville police say selfie could have led to alleged stabbing murder

The rise of ‘selfie surgery’: how young is too young to have cosmetic work?

Academic study of people who post selfies confirms everything you suspect–217825.shtml 

Seriously, think before you take selfies 



In defence of the Selfie 

The Anatomy of a Social Media(ted) Protest: #OccupyCentral on Instagram

Taliban selfies: Why militants posed for photos in Kunduz

Taliban Pose for Victory Selfies in Afghan City

See How Refugees Use Selfies to Document Their Journey

A Picture of a boy yerushalmi taking selfie with surveillance camera in Israel

WWF Snaps #Lastselfie of Endangered Animals Selfies just got real 



Disney Theme Parks Bring the Tyranny, Danger of Selfie Sticks to an End

New York Sends Tiger Selfies Toward Extinction

How a Selfie Got Car Thieves Arrested

Take a selfie, post it up/The next five years you’ll…be in prison?

Attorney flagged for Facebook selfie with client after winning murder acquittal

Liz Hurley Kicked Out of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum for Taking Illegal Selfie on Antique Bed 



How To Take a Selfie: Pro Photographers Give Us All Their Best Self-Portrait Secrets

Pusheen’s Guide to Selfies 



A Bride Took Her Own Wedding Photos And The Album Is Absolutely Beautiful

This 2-Minute Horror Film Will Stop Everyone From Taking Selfies


Top 20 Self Portraits by Vivian Maier

Criminal Minds – Selfie

CSI: Cyber: Season 1, Episode 8 Selfie 2.0

Eiflesland – On the 4th anniversary of the #selfie on Instagram


#SELFIE (Official Music Video) – The Chainsmokers



Woman Recreates Hilarious Celebrity Instagram Pics¶m2=whm¶m1=fijifrost&ts_pid=2&ts_pid=2

Taking a selfie

The 7 Stages Of Selfies (as Illustrated By James Franco)

Selfie battles in ancient China

Seflie stick aerobics #selfiestickaerobics


Ellen’s Selfie Safety Tips 

Should You Post A Selfie?

A Better Kind of Selfie Stick: “Friend”

Selfie Song 

Can We Call Butt Selfies Belfies? (A Bon Iver Music Video)



Polar Bears and #ObamaSelfies: The Critical Intersections of Digital Humanities and Environmental Justice

An Open Letter To All Of My Friends Who Take Selfies

That’s Not a Selfie

The Meanings of the Selfie

Button-Pusher: The seductive dystopia of “Black Mirror.”

Even The Gods Can’t Resist The Selfie Trend. Sarvajanik Pandals In Mumbai Have Lord Ganesh Taking A Selfie!

Cate Blanchett: selfies are ‘pathetic’


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