Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT), Curtin University

Dr Crystal Abidin is an anthropologist and ethnographer who researches internet culture and young people’s relationships with internet celebrity, self-curation, and vulnerability. She is presently authoring two monographs on the history of blogshops and the Influencer industry. She obtained her PhD in Social Sciences (Anthropology & Sociology, Media & Communications) in 2016. Crystal is Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Affiliate Researcher with the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping University, and Adjunct Researcher with the Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) at Curtin University. Reach her at


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, National University of Singapore