To engage me for a guest lecture or workshop email crystalabidin[at]gmail[dot]com.

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SYLLABI

Sociology of Popular Culture
Written for SC2210, National University of Singapore, 2016/2017 Semester 1.
<Syllabus>

Selfie Syllabus
Co-written for The Selfies Research Network, August 2014.
<Syllabus>

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UNDERGRADUATE UNITS

Sociology of Popular Culture (SC2210) – Lecturer, Tutor
Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Singapore. August – December 2016.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) – Co-supervisor
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore. August – September 2015.

Living and Dying in the Internet Age (UTC1102S/GEM1902S) – Co-lecturer
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore. August – September 2015.

Case Studies in Communication (COMM3001) – Tutor, Guest Lecturer
Department of Communications & New Media, University of Western Australia, Perth. July – November 2014.

Journalism in Practice (COMM3004) – Tutor, Guest Lecturer
Department of Communications & New Media, University of Western Australia, Perth. February – June 2014.

Communication in Practice (COMM1901) – Tutor
St Catherine’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth. July – November 2014.
Department of Communications, University of Western Australia, Perth. February – June 2014.
St Catherine’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth. August – November 2012.

Global Change, Local Responses (ANTH1002) – Tutor, Guest Lecturer, Multimedia Content Developer
Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Western Australia, Perth. July – November 2014.
Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Western Australia, Perth. February – June 2012.
St Catherine’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth. August – November 2012.

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SUPERVISION

“Female characterization in cinematic media.”
Mentor & Field Expert, Quest Program, Singapore American School, Singapore. November 2016 – May 2017.

“Digital camera advertisements in Singapore, 1994-2006.”
Co-supervisor, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore. August – September 2015.

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WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES, MENTORING

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

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.

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

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>

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>

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. October 21, 2014. <Outline>

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

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

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GUEST LECTURES

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]

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

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. Oct 12, 2016.

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. Sep 26, 2016.

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. Oct 1, 2014. <Abstract>

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. Sep 8, 2014.

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

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. Apr 10, 2013.

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

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PROJECTS

The Selfie Course, The Selfies Research Network, August 2014 – Present. <Website>

Intercultural Interviews Workshop Trial Honours project, Anthropology & Sociology with Study Abroad, University of Western Australia, Perth. August – October 2013.

Trove, Cultural Precinct, University of Western Australia, Perth. August 2011 – December 2013. <Website>

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MY WRITING FEATURED IN TEACHING SYLLABI  (Last updated Oct 2016)

Communication and Everyday Life (COMM3210), Communications, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 2016.

Digital Technologies and the Self (ARTS2095), School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales. Semester 2, 2016.

ICT & Cultural Change (KULT2201), Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 2016.

Images of Social Justice, Visual Media Workshop, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 2016. <LectureOA Syllabus>

Reading Social Media: Sociotechnical Literacies (AMU3449), School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Sunway Malaysia. 2016.

The Selfies Course, The Selfies Research Network. Aug 2014 – Present. <OA Syllabus>

The Sociological Imagination – Private Troubles, Public Problems (SCIL08005), School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh. 2016.

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