Teaching port folio listed here. Navigate teaching syllabi, resources, and guides under the TEACHING tab above.

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

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RESOURCES

I host an archive of teaching syllabi here.

I curate an archive of teaching resources here.

I produce an archive of teaching guides here.

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SUPERVISION

“Authenticity in the YouTube Beauty Community” by Renee M. Powers
Committee member, PhD Thesis, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago. (Oct 2017–Mar 2018)

“Female characterization in cinematic media” by Diana Sherwood
Mentor & Field Expert, Quest Program, Singapore American School, Singapore. (Nov 2016–May 2017)

“Digital camera advertisements in Singapore, 1994-2006” by Joey Sim Yin En
Co-supervisor, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore. (Aug–Sep 2015)

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EXAMINATIONS

I have examined Masters Theses on various aspects of digital culture such as internet celebrity, social media use, and selfie culture.

More details are available upon request.

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INVITED MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS

[14] 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.

[13] 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.

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

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

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

[9] 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.

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

[7] 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.

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

[5] 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>

[4] 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>

[3] 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>

[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.

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INVITED LECTURES

[18] 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>

[17] 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.

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

[15] 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.

[14] 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.

[13] 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.

[12] 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.

[11] 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.

[10] 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.

[9] 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]

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

[7] 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.

[6] 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.

[5] 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>

[4] 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.

[3] 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.

[2] 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.

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

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INVITED TALKS ON RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC LIFE

[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

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UNDERGRADUATE UNITS

Digital Living: Identities and Complexities Summer School – Guest Professor
School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark (Jul–Aug 2017)
<course description | class website>

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

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

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

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

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

Communication in Practice (COMM1901) – Tutor
St Catherine’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth. (Jul–Nov 2014)
Department of Communications, University of Western Australia, Perth. (Feb–Jun 2014)
St Catherine’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth. (Aug–Nov 2012)

Global Change, Local Responses (ANTH1002) – Tutor, Guest Lecturer, Multimedia Content Developer
Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Western Australia, Perth. (Jul–Nov 2014)
Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Western Australia, Perth. (Feb–Jun 2012)
St Catherine’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth. (Aug–Nov 2012)

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PROJECTS

The Selfie Course, The Selfies Research Network. (Aug 2014) <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. (Aug 2011–Dec 2013) <Website>

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MY WRITING USED IN TEACHING SYLLABI
(Last updated to the best of my knowledge on Dec 2018; if you would like to add to this list, please do leave me a note. Thanks!)
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Asia: Cultures & Identities (ASIA2007), Centre for Asian Studies, The University of Adelaide, 2017.

*Brand Building Strategies, Master in Fashion Design, LCI Barcelona Higher Education Design School, 2017.

Case Studies in Communication (COMM3001), Department of Communications & New Media, University of Western Australia, 2014.

Celebrity Culture, Media, Journalism and PR Module, BA Media/BA Public Relations/BA Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.

Celebrity Media (LM341), School of Media, University of Brighton, 2018.

Cinemas of Me (CINE-UT701), Department of Cinema Studies, New York University, 2018.

*Communication concepts (ACX701), School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, 2017-2018.

Communication and Everyday Life (COMM3210), Communication, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2016-2017.

*Consumo digital: Prosumidores (Digital Consumption: Prosumers), Consumption and Commerce Masters Degree, University Complutense of Madrid, 2017.

Critical Perspectives on Technology and Society with Bachelor Thesis (DIKULT251), University of Bergen, Spring 2017.

Current Perspectives on Popular Culture (CM2032), Media & Communication Department, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2018.

Digital Communities (54060), School of Communication, University of Technology Sydney, 2016.

Digital Culture and Media, Department of Digital Design, IT University of Copenhagen, 2017.

Digital Cultures (KULT1101), Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2017

Digital Identities (SCS3046), Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, 2018.

*Digital Identities (SCS6089), Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, 2018.

*Digital Identities and Social Media (145152U027), Aarhus University, 2016-2017.

Digital Living: Identities and Complexities Summer School, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, 2017.

Digital Living: Social Media and Mobile Communication in the Globalised World, Department of Information & Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017.

*Digital Screen Cultures, BA Hons Contemporary Media Cultures, London College of Communications, University of Arts London, 2018.

Digital Technologies and the Self (ARTS2095), School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, 2016–2017.

Foundations of Communication Studies (COMM1100), Communication, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2017.

Global Digital Cultures (CM5004), American University of Paris, Fall Semester, 2017.

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

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

*Introduction to Research and Academic Skills, MA Public Relations, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.

Living and Dying in the Internet Age (UTC1102S/GEM1902S), Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, 2015.

Love, Sex & Friendship (SOC315), Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, 2017.

*Managing Media in Asia (MKT636), Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, 2017.

Mass Media & Popular Culture (COMM330), Communication Major, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018.

Media Cultures 2 (COMM2302), School of Media & Communication, RMIT University, 2014.

Mobile Cultures (ARTS2091), School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, 2017-2018.

Negotiation of identity in social media, Workshop, Aarhus University, 2016.

New Media and Digital Culture, BA Hons Advertising, London College of Communications, University of Arts London, 2018.

*Postgraduate thesis, MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice, London College of Communications, University of Arts London, 2018.

*Promoting Student Wellbeing (EEH730), Master of Teaching (Secondary), School of Education, Deakin University, 2018.

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

Senior Thesis Symposium in Contemporary Culture & Creative Production (GLS300), Global Liberal Studies Program, New York University, 2017.

Social Media (ARTS2093), School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, 2018.

Social Media and Networked Culture (FMCS3110), School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, 2017.

Social Media & Society (COMM273), Department of English Literature and Communication, Chestnut Hill College, 2018.

Social Media in Everyday Life (COMMSE397SE), Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017.

Social Media, New Technology, and Society (COMM3220), Communication, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2017.

Sociology of Popular Culture (SC2210), Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2016.

Special Topics in Media Studies: Analysis of Online Identity (CMN596/CMN514), Communication Major, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire, 2018.

*The Images on the Screens, University of Copenhagen, Spring 2017.

The Individual & Society (ATS1366), Department of Sociology, Monash University, 2017–2018.

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

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

Visual and Critical Studies, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art, Institute of Chicago, 2018.

Visual Communication (COMM460), Communication Major, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018.

YouTube Creativity & Participatory Culture (NETS2000), Web Media, Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University, 2016-2017.

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