TikTok Academic Sources
A list of academic sources and web articles on TikTok compiled by members of the TikTok Culture Research Network.
View the full bibliography here. Last updated December 2021.
TikTok and Social Movements Event
The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its fourth virtual event TikTok and Social Movements on 20 September 2021 organised by founding members Dr Jin Lee, Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, and Dr D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye. The half-day online event showcased emergent research on the potentials, promises, pitfalls, and parameters of such social movements on TikTok. The event featured a keynote delivered by Dr Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández (Queensland University of Technology).
TikTok Methodologies Event
The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its third virtual event TikTok Methodologies that took place 19 July 2021 organized by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Professor Patrik Wikström, and Dr Bondy Valdovinos Kaye. The event featured the network’s founding and international members offering insights on their TikTok research methodologies.
TikTok & Youth Cultures in the Age of COVID-19 Event
The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its second virtual event on TikTok and Youth Cultures in the Age of COVID-19 on 29 March 2021 hosted by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Dr D Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, and Dr Andy Zhao. This two-hour virtual event featured one research presentation and two panel discussions with a diverse array of panellists including TikTok influencers, media industry professionals, and academics.
Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific Symposium
Dr Crystal Abidin, Prof Michael Keane, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University hosted a virtual symposium on Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific in December 2020. This event was a critical forum for cutting edge research on TikTok, the globally influential short video platform that has captivated international attention and made headlines over the past two years. In particular, this event focused on the cultures of TikTok (including but not limited to the platform, players, and politics) throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
Short-Form Parallel Universes at ICA 2020
Short video platforms have fueled an unprecedented boom around the world since 2016. This panel presents a balanced look at TikTok and Douyin, the international and domestic versions of short-form video platforms from Chinese technology company, ByteDance. Panelists explore the parallel platformization TikTok and Douyin, the ecology and culture of TikTok, and the mediatization and patriotism of Douyin.
Presenters: Crystal Abidin, Xu Chen, D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Mike S. Schäfer, Wei Wang, Jing Zeng (alphabetical)