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Professor & ARC DECRA Fellow, Internet Studies, Curtin University

Crystal Abidin is a socio-cultural anthropologist of influencer cultures and social media pop culture, especially in the Asia Pacific region. She is Professor of Internet Studies & ARC DECRA Fellow at Curtin University, Founding Director of the Influencer Ethnography Research Lab (IERLab), and Founder of the TikTok Cultures Research Network. Reach her at


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor in Internet Studies, Curtin University
  • 2019–2021
    Senior Research Fellow in Internet Studies, Curtin University
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the MMTC, Jönköping University
  • 2017–2019
    Researcher, Handelsrådet
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, National University of Singapore