2021

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “TikTok, Visibility labour, and Social movements.” 5th New Media Studies National Congress, Turkey. 4–5 November 2021. http://www.yenimedya.org.tr/

[keynote] Abidin, Crystal. 2021. “TikTok, Internet celebrity, and Small business cultures.” Digital Transformations, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden. 16–17 November 2021. https://www.umu.se/en/humlab/digital-transformations/keynotes/

[conference] Poh, Yu Ting, and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “Douyin and TikTok: A Cross-language Systematic Review of Academic Scholarship on Sister Apps.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021.

[conference] Vizcaíno-Verdú, Arantxa and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “Cross-cultural storytelling approaches in TikTok’s music challenges.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021.

[conference] Zhao, Xinyu, and Crystal Abidin. 2021. “TikTok’s ‘Fox Eye’ Trend and Everyday Activism: Gen Z Agency in an Audiovisual Narrative Case study.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021, 13-16 October 2021.

[panel] Kaye, D.B.V., Burgess, J.E., McCosker, A., Albury, K., Kennedy, J., & Wilken, R. (2021, October). Everyday Data Cultures. Panel presentation at Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2021. Virtual Conference.

[panel] Tiidenberg, K., Hendry, N., Abidin, C., Kaye, D.B.V, Zeng, J., Wikstrom, P., Bucher, T., Highfield, T., Leaver, T., & Qiu, J.C. (2021, October). Platform Specificities: The Platform Books Panel. Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Virtual Event.

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal, Kelly Bailey, Cass Sligh, and Denise Woods. 2021. “Asian Australian Diaspora and Identity on TikTok.” Directions and Destinations 2021, Curtin University, Perth, 7 September 2021.

[guest lecture] Rodriguez, A. & Kaye, D.B.V. (2021). Developing Methods for Studying TikTok, Aug 2021, CCB303 Digital Media Project Unit, Queensland University of Technology

[keynote] Abidin, C.. 2021. “TikTok, Youth Cultures, and the East Asian Influencer Industry.” Connected Learning Summit 2021, 30 July 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0DI8kRCEVU + https://connectedlearningsummit.org/

[conference] Kaye, D.B.V., Rodríguez, A., Dezuanni, M., Miles, P., Hourigan, A. (2021, July). Teaching with TikTok: A storytelling approach to creative pedagogies. Connected Learning Summit, Virtual Conference.

[conference] Lee, J. (2021) “Operationalising TikTok project” at TikTok Methodologies Event (July) (panel invited, available at https://tiktokcultures.com/tiktok-methodologies/)

[conference] Zhao, Xinyu (Andy), and Crystal Abidin, 2021. “Cross-platform flows between TikTok and Douyin.” 18th Chinese Internet Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 25–27 June 2021. https://circ2021.net/abstracts/cross-platform-flows-between-tiktok-and-douyin/

[invited talk] Southerton C. (2021) ‘Health #foryou: healthcare workers on TikTok’, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health 2021 Seminar Series (16 June) [online], Australia

[conference] Zhao, Xinyu (Andy), and Crystal Abidin, 2021. “Cross-platform flows between TikTok and Douyin.” 18th Chinese Internet Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 25–27 June 2021. https://circ2021.net/abstracts/cross-platform-flows-between-tiktok-and-douyin/

[plenary or special panel] Agboraw, Iyone, Winter Dunn, Crystal Abidin, Ryan Ken, Mutale Nkonde. “Whose platform? Contesting racial narratives on TikTok.” Racialisation and the Media from Television to Twitter. Oxford University, Oxford. 22 April 2021. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/racialisation-and-the-media-from-television-to-twitter-tickets-147405988279?fbclid=IwAR3iRg1jlKouWHOIK5d6G–j54CMMRJy69YBR1Rdluk3nXXy0ILaUpA01fQ&fbclid=IwAR06-QuAQVvn24_3Q11nr9GcRE21yw9q_GMkrGeoMSzFY8nt5N5DZBpK278

[guest lecture] Attributional Platform Practices on TikTok, Apr 2021 (Virtual) University of Zurich[guest lecture] Attributional Platform Practices on TikTok, Apr 2021 (Virtual) University of Zurich

[plenary or special panel] Bench, Harmony, Alexandra Harlig, Crystal Abidin, Trevor Boffone, Kelly Bowker, Colette Eloi, Chuyun Oh, Pamela Krayenbuhl. 2021. “TikTok and short-form screendance before and after COVID.” Roundtable, International Journal of Screendance Online Symposium. 13 March 2021. https://u.osu.edu/thisiswherewedancenow/symposium-schedule/tiktok-and-short-form-screendance/ + https://u.osu.edu/thisiswherewedancenow/symposium-schedule/


2020

[conference] Kaye, D. Bondy Valdovinos, and Crystal Abidin. 2020. “‘Audio templates’ as Identity and Intimacy on TikTok.” Digital Intimacies 2020: Connection in Crisis, University of Technology Sydney. 7-9 December 2020. https://wishcrys.com/2020/12/09/audio-templates-as-identity-and-intimacy-on-tiktok/ + https://digitalintimacies6.wordpress.com/

[conference] Abidin, Crystal, and Milovan Savic. 2020. “TikTok and Digital Intimacies in the Time of COVID-19: A Backstory.” Digital Intimacies 2020: Connection in Crisis, University of Technology Sydney. 7-9 December 2020. https://wishcrys.com/2020/12/08/tiktok-and-digital-intimacies-in-the-time-of-covid-19-a-backstory/ + https://digitalintimacies6.wordpress.com/

[conference] Kaye, D.B.V & Abidin, C. (2020, December). Audio templates as identity and intimacy on TikTok. Presented at Digital Intimacies 6: Connection in Crisis, Sydney Australia (hybrid event). https://digitalintimacies6.wordpress.com/abstracts/

[conference] Rodriguez, A. & Kaye, D.B.V. (2020, December). Leave a like if I’m on your #FYP: TikTok’s (shared) algorithmically curated content. Presented at Digital Intimacies 6: Connection in Crisis, Sydney Australia (hybrid event). https://digitalintimacies6.wordpress.com/abstracts/

[conference] Lee, Jin (2020) “Connecting the global and the local through TikTok Stage in the COVID-19 pandemic” at Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific Symposium (December) (available at https://tiktokcultures.com/cultures-of-tiktok-in-the-asia-pacific/)

[conference] Newton G. and Southerton C. (2020) ‘Everyday TikTok Talk: A method for a reflexive encounter with #donorconceived’, Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific (7 Dec) [online] Curtin University, Australia.

[conference] Southerton C. (2020) ‘The affective atmospheres of lockdown TikTok’, Digital Intimacies 6 Connection in Crisis (9 Dec), UTS Sydney, Australia.

[conference] Kaye, Bondy Valdovinos and Crystal Abidin. 2020. “‘Don’t Let This Flop’: TikTok Creators’ Strategic Improprieties.” Copyright Law and the Creative Industries, Research Symposium, QUT Faculty of Law, 29 October 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbXK0L9Bg1Y + https://drrimmer.medium.com/copyright-law-and-the-creative-industries-c86aee08d834

[invited talk] Kaye, D.B.V., Chen, X., & Rodriguez, A. (2020, Oct) What is TikTok and How can it be Analysed in the Classroom? Australian Teachers of Media Conference, ATOM

[conference] Kaye, D.B.V. & Abidin, C. (2020, October). Don’t let this flop: TikTok creators’ strategic improprieties. Paper presented at Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia Mini-Conference. Virtual event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbXK0L9Bg1Y

[conference] Kaye, D.B.V., Rodriguez, A., & Wikström, P. (2020, October). You Made This? I Made This: Cultures of Misattribution on TikTok. Paper submitted to Association of Internet Researchers Conference, Virtual Conference.

[conference] Zhao, Xinyu (Andy), and Crystal Abidin, 2021. “Cross-platform flows between TikTok and Douyin.” 18th Chinese Internet Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 25–27 June 2021. https://circ2021.net/abstracts/cross-platform-flows-between-tiktok-and-douyin/

[panel] Abidin, C., van der Nagel, E., Johns, A., Bailo, F., Rodriguez, A., Kaye, D.B.V., Wikström, P., Gerrard, Y., Leaver, T. (2020, October). Please read the comments: Commenting cultures across platforms. Panel submitted to Association of Internet Researchers Conference, Virtual Conference

[plenary or special panel] Kenny, Mark, Ricky Chainz, James Mortensen, Crystal Abidin. 2020. “TikTok: The Platform, The Public, The Politics.” ANU Policy Forum & Learning Communities, 22 September 2020. https://pod.link/1100512143 + https://www.facebook.com/events/636029303704720/

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Influencer cultures on TikTok.” ACAT, CCAT, Curtin University. 3 September 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv_i_KGv_KA

[conference] Kaye, D. Bondy Valdovinos, and Crystal Abidin. 2020. “‘Don’t let this flop’: TikTok Creators’ Strategic Improprieties.” Australia and New Zealand IP Academics’ Minicon, 3 September 2020. https://law.unimelb.edu.au/centres/ipria/research/ip-academics-mini-conference

[conference] Kaye, D.B.V. & Abidin, C. (2020, September). Don’t let this flop: TikTok creators’ strategic improprieties. Paper presented at Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia Mini-Conference. Virtual event.

[guest lecture] Developing Methods for Studying Automated Attribution on TikTok (Aug 2020) Guest Lecture, CCB303 Digital Media Project Queensland University of Technology

[conference] Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “#WAsian (White-Asian) on TikTok and Activism through Entertainment.” in panel “Short-Form Parallel Universes: Affordances, Activity, and Culture of TikTok and Douyin” with Jing Zeng, Mike S. Schäfer, Wei Wang, Xu Chen, D. and Bondy Valdovinos Kaye. International Communication Conference 2020, Gold Coast. 21-25 May 2020. https://wishcrys.com/icattdy/

[panel] Abidin, C., Zeng, J., Schäfer, M.S., Wang, W., Chen, X., & Kaye, D.B.V. (2020, May). Short-form parallel universes: Affordances, activity, and culture of TikTok and Douyin. Panel submitted to 70th International Communication Association Conference, Virtual Conference. https://wishcrys.com/icattdy/

[panel] Abidin, C., Zeng, J., Schäfer, M.S., Wang, W., Chen, X., & Kaye, D.B.V. (2020, May). Short-form parallel universes: Affordances, activity, and culture of TikTok and Douyin. Panel submitted to 70th International Communication Association Conference, Virtual Conference. https://wishcrys.com/icattdy/


2019

[invited talk] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Knowledges on Douyin vs. TikTok: Platforms, Populism, and Performance.” Open Literacy: Digital Games, Social Responsibility and Social Innovation, Curtin University, Perth. 30 September-01 October. https://ccat.curtin.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/09/TencentCurtinProgram.pdf + https://ccat.curtin.edu.au/events-and-conferences/past-events-2019/open-literacy-digital-games-social-responsibility-social-innovation/