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March 2023: Our next event, TikTok and Children will be held on 8 May 2023.
Call for Papers: We invite submissions for this symposium, a selection of which will be considered for inclusion in a forthcoming Special Issue publication. For more information on how to apply, please download the CfP.

March 2023: Crystal Abidin was quoted in Business Insider: “Wall Street said TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew had a ‘disaster’ day in Congress — but the app’s users are loving him”. Read here.

March 2023: The TCRN Special Issue of Social Media + Society is out now, edited by Crystal Abidin and Jin Lee.
Feature Topic: TikTok and Social Movements.

February 2023: The TCRN Special Issue of Media International Australia is out now, edited by Crystal Abidin, Jin Lee and D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye.
Feature Topic: Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific.


Our Virtual Events with leading academics explore a wide range of TikTok scholarship.

Watch the recordings from our most recent virtual event, ‘TikTok & Asian Diaspora’ here.

Browse the research our Members have published in Special Issues, Journal Articles, Reports, Books, Talks and Media.

Our public scholarship project on Social Justice through Social Media Pop Cultures can be found here.

We aim to provide a significant resource of scholarship on TikTok Cultures. The Bibliography documents the significant research being published globally.

Explore our curated TikTok Syllabus here.