Australian Diaspora Cultures on TikTok

Principal Investigators: Crystal Abidin & Denise Woods Funder: School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University. Progress: November 2020-Ongoing Abstract: This project is a pilot research activity to build collaboration between Internet Studies (Abidin) and Mass Communications (Woods) to bring together two budding strengths of MCASI, on Influencer Culture studies and Asian-Australia studies,Continue reading “Australian Diaspora Cultures on TikTok”

Health #foryou?: Health education communities on TikTok

PI: Clare Southerton Funder: UNSW Sydney Progress: April 2020-ongoing Abstract: This is a qualitative study investigating the circulation of health information and advice on TikTok both from health professionals and laypeople. The study has two key focus areas: sexual health information (with a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ content) and mental health information. Using digital ethnography,Continue reading “Health #foryou?: Health education communities on TikTok”

Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific Symposium

Organizers: Crystal Abidin, Michael Keane, and D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye Funder: Creative-Critical Imaginations Seed Funding, MCASI Research & Creative Production Committee, Curtin University; Professor Michael Keane; Australian Research Council Progress: October 2020–Ongoing Abstract: This event will be a critical forum for cutting edge research on TikTok, the globally influential short video platform that has captivatedContinue reading “Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific Symposium”

Covid-19 Messaging and Youth Engagements On TikTok

Principal Investigator: Crystal Abidin Funder: SSRC Rapid-Response Grants on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences & Wenner-Gren Foundation Progress: October 2020-ongoing Abstract: This is a six-month-long intensive ethnographic project investigating how young people are engaging with Covid-19 related messages on the short video app TikTok. It aims to uncover the types of Covid-19 related contents thatContinue reading “Covid-19 Messaging and Youth Engagements On TikTok”