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Teaching

As a full-time research fellow, I concentrate my teaching capacities and responsibilities on Summer/Winter Schools, and invitations to public lectures, special seminars, and closed door workshops. My teaching usually covers a range of my research topics, ethnographic and digital methodologies, and innovative social media workshops. For my teaching syllabi, please see here.

This page focuses on educational institutes; for my involvement in industry, please see here.


The Summer/Winter Schools at which I have been invited to teach include (reverse chronological):

  • Spring Doctoral School, Inter-university PhD in Communication, Spain. Apr 2021.
  • Online School of Internet Research, Russia. Oct 2018.
  • Digital Methods Summer School, University of Tartu, Estonia. Aug 2018.
  • Digital Living: Identities and Complexities Summer School, Aarhus University, Denmark. Jul– Aug 2017.
  • Cultures of Knowledge: Creative Economy and China Summer School, Curtin University, Australia. Feb 2017.

The Institutes at which I have been invited to conduct masterclasses, workshops, and lectures include (by country):

Australia: Curtin University, Deakin University, Macquarie University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, The Australian Sociological Association, University of Sydney, University of Western Australia

Canada: Kwantlen Polytechnic University (remotely), Université du Québec à Montréal

Denmark: Aaruhus University, IT University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University

Estonia: University of Tartu

Germany: University of Siegen

Norway: Norwegian Business School, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Russia: Online School of Internet Research

Singapore: Asia Research Institute, Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education, National University of Singapore, Tembusu College

Sweden: Jönköping University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lund University, Mobile Life Centre, Södertörn University, University of Borås

UK: Birmingham City University, London School of Economic, University of Arts London, University of Brighton, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield

USA: University of California Irvine (remotely)


I have authored original syllabi for:

  • Sociology of Popular Culture, National University of Singapore (Aug–Dec 2016)
  • The Selfies Research Network (Aug 2014)

Below is a full list of my invited Masterclasses, Workshops, Lectures, and Teaching-focused seminars.

INVITED MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, SEMINARS

[40] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “Internet Celebrity and Social Media Pop Cultures: An Introduction to Digital Ethnographic Methods.” Spring Doctoral School, Inter-university PhD in Communication, Spain. 16 April 2021. <Link | Watch>

[39] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Influencers and monetization in the age of call-out cultures.” Digital Business MA Course, BI Norwegian Business School, September 2020.

[38] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Tap that, Hack that Map that: Economies, Cultures, and Materialities on Instagram.” Global Communications, MA programme, RMIT. 13 May 2020.

[37] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Cultures in the Influencer industry via soft and hard data experiences.” Data Ethnography, Locating Media Lecture Series, Universität Siegen, Siegen. 28 January 2020. <Link | Link>

[36] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Workshop: DIY Internet Celebrity and Ethnographic Walk.” Locating Media Lecture Series, Universität Siegen, Siegen. 28 January 2020. <Link>

[35] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Q&A on Researching Influencer Cultures.” Digital Anthropology Graduate Seminar, Department of Anthropology, University of California Irvine. May 22, 2019

[34] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Public coupling as Influencer strategy.” Guest lecture, Social Networks & Communities (ELE3766), Department of Communication and Culture, Norwegian Business School. March 12, 2019.

[33] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “быть инфлюенсером: приватность и публичность в Ютубе (Being an Influencer: privacy and publicity in YouTube).” Vlogging: The Presentation of Self and Networked Publics, Online School of Internet Research 2018, Russia. October 2018. <Video>

[32] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Pre-industries of influencer commerce: Blogshops, knock-off culture, and circuits of aspirational knowledge.” Guest Lecture, Textile Management, Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Borås. September 26, 2018.

[31] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Influencers and Everyday Intimacies.” Social Media Intimacy and Everyday Life Unit, Communication Studies, Roskilde University, Roskilde. September 25, 2018.

[30] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Workshopping concepts on Selfies & Internet paralanguages.” A socio-cultural approach to producers and consumers in the digital age, JUDR26 Digital Business Unit, JIBS, Jönköping University, September 20, 2018.

[29] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Cultures of internet celebrity and Influencers.” JCIR25 Contemporary Issues in International Marketing Unit, Masters in Marketing, JIBS, Jönköping University, Jönköping. September 19, 2018.

[28] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Paralanguages.” A socio-cultural approach to producers and consumers in the digital age, JUDR26 Digital Business Unit, JIBS, Jönköping University, Jönköping. September 19, 2018.

[27] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Selfies.” A socio-cultural approach to producers and consumers in the digital age, JUDR26 Digital Business Unit, JIBS, Jönköping University, Jönköping. September 17, 2018.

[26] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Workshopping concepts on Influencer & Fan cultures.” A socio-cultural approach to producers and consumers in the digital age, JUDR26 Digital Business Unit, JIBS, Jönköping University, September 12, 2018.

[25] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Fan cultures.” A socio-cultural approach to producers and consumers in the digital age, JUDR26 Digital Business Unit, JIBS, Jönköping University, Jönköping. September 11, 2018.

[24] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Influencer cultures.” A socio-cultural approach to producers and consumers in the digital age, JUDR26 Digital Business Unit, JIBS, Jönköping University, Jönköping. September 10, 2018.

[23] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Understanding Internet Celebrities through Digital Ethnography.” Digital Methods Summer School, University of Tartu, Tartu. August 23, 2018. <Register | Event>

[22] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Understanding Internet Paralanguages through Content Analyses.” Digital Methods Summer School, University of Tartu, Tartu. August 22, 2018. <Register | Event>

[21] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Internet Paralanguages: Internet-native communication forms and cultural power.” Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. May 10, 2018. <Register | Abstract>

[20] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Cultures of internet communication: Internet paralanguages.” COMM2665 Global Communication in a Digital Age, School of Media and Communication, RMIT, Melbourne. April 9, 2018.

[19] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Cultures of microcelebrity and Influencers.” Digital Culture and Media, Department of Digital Design, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen. March 29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]

[18] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Selfies, Snapchat, and Mobile screen cultures.” SCWR2000 Introduction to Screenwriting, Department of Screen Arts, Curtin University, Perth. March 20, 2017.

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Digital Living: Identities and Complexities Summer School.” Guest Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark. Jul 24-Aug 04, 2017.

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Mentor.” Cultures of Knowledge: Creative Economy and China Summer School and Conference. Curtin University, Perth. Feb 7-11, 2017. <Event>

[15] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Influencers and self-branding on social media.” COMM5705 Strategic Representation and Promotion, Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth. October 12, 2016.

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Romance as digital estates: Influencers’ choreographed engagements, curated breakups, and couple branding.” COMM2278 New Media, New Asia, Bachelor of Design (Communication Design), RMIT University via SIM Global Education, Singapore. September 26, 2016.

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Selfies as a paralanguage.” COMM5704 Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication, Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth. Aug 31, 2016.

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Vigilante trolling and contentious humour as activism.” Images of Social Justice, Visual Media Workshop, Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, Canada. May, 2016. <Watch>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Social Media Research Masterclass.” Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne. May 26, 2015. <Poster>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Thinking about selfie culture: A pedagogical workshop.” ICT and Cultural Change, Science & Technology Studies, Gender Studies, Norges Teknisk-Naturvetenskapliga Universitet, Trondheim. Mar 18, 2015. <Abstract>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Healthy, Wealthy, Selfie: Critically examining selfie culture and a look at selfies in Singapore.” Gender Collective and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Oct 2, 2014. <Abstract>

[8] Jill Walker Rettberg, Theresa Senft, Elizabeth Losh, Radhika Gajjala, Kaith Albury, Alice Marwick, Crystal Abidin. 2014. “Show Me Your Selfies: A pedagogy workshop.” IR15 Pre-conference workshop, Association of Internet Researchers, Daegu. Oct 21, 2014. <Outline>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#sexbait: Sex-selling and Selling Sex among Commercial Lifestyle Bloggers in Singapore.” English Language and Literature (ELL) Seminar Series, National Institute of Education, Singapore. October 1, 2014. <Abstract>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “A snapshot into qualitative social media research: Commercial blogging in Singapore.” COMM3001 Case Studies in Communication, Media and Communications, University of Western Australia, Perth. September 8, 2014.

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Gender and Sexuality in Context.” ANTH1002 Global Change Local Responses, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Western Australia, Perth. September 5, 2014.

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Digital Embodiment and Social Currency in the Commercial Blog Industry.” NUS Popular Culture in South East Asia Lecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore. April 10, 2013.

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Narratives of self-creation: Manufacturing cyber-femininity.” NUS Sociology of Gender Lecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore. April 3, 2013.

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Gemma Bothe. 2012. “Self-creation Projects.” UWA Anthropology and Sociology Postgraduate Discussion Group, University of Western Australia, Perth. Jul 27, 2012.

[1] Abidin, Crystal, and Gemma Bothe. 2012. “Anthropology Online.” UWA Anthropology and Sociology Postgraduate Discussion Group, University of Western Australia, Perth. May 11, 2012.



INVITED TALKS ON RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC LIFE

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “HDR Mentoring Session.” USyd Media and Communications HDR Group, University of Sydney. 9 October 2020.

[7] Robards, Brady, Crystal Abidin, Shanthi Robertson, Ben Lyall, and Akane Kanai. 2020. “TASA Postgrad Session on Digital Methods.” The Australian Sociological Association, Virtual webinar. 9 July 2020. <Video>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Humanities perspective, with a focus on DECRAs.” All Faculties ARC Rejoinder Session, Curtin Grant Success Panel, Curtin University. June 7, 2019.

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “HDR Mentoring Session.” Youth Futures: Belonging and Connections, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne. November 15-16, 2018.

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Postgraduate mentoring session on work-life balance.” Digitizing Early Childhood International Conference 2018, Perth. July 9-13, 2018.

[3] Abidin, Crystal, et al. 2017. “Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Day.” Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Sydney. July 5-7, 2017.

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “How to Handle Feedback.” Feedback Conference, WA Communication Culture and Media (WACCM). City of Perth Library, Perth. February 24, 2017.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “ALVA Supervision Workshop.” Invited Postgraduate Panelist, Graduate Research School, University of Western Australia, Perth. May 27, 2014


This page was last updated on 29 April 2021.