TikTok Books Roundtable

The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its fifth virtual event TikTok Book Roundtable on 16 May 2022. TikTok has become one of the most widely used short video platforms around the world and a key site of study for students, researchers, and scholars. This event featured a moderated discussion with the authors of the first book-length investigations into TikTok. Trevor Boffone author of “Renegades: Digital Dance Cultures from Dubsmash to TikTok” (2021); D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Jing Zeng, and Patrik Wikström authors of “TikTok: Creativity and Culture in Short Video” (2022); and Crystal Abidin author of “TikTok and Youth Cultures” (2023).

This 1.5-hour virtual event took place via Zoom and featured a brief introduction of the three books, a moderated panel discussion between the authors, and an audience Q&A. The event was moderated by Ms Daniela Jaramillo-Dent with technical support from Dr. Jin Lee.

Watch recordings of the event here.

Please contact TikTok Cultures Research Network (tiktokcultures@gmail.com) with any questions about this event. 

This event was brought to you by TikTok Cultures Research Network and supported by Faculty of Humanities (Curtin University), and Centre for Culture and Technology (Curtin University)

Download the poster in colour here.