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Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA, Internet Studies, Curtin University, Curtin University

Dr Crystal Abidin is a socio-cultural anthropologist of vernacular internet cultures, particularly young people’s relationships with internet celebrity, self-curation, and vulnerability. She is Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow in Internet Studies at Curtin University, and Affiliate Researcher with the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping University. Her books include Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online (2018), Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to Cultures of Internet Fame (co-editor Brown, 2018), Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures (co-authors Leaver & Highfield, 2019), and Mediated Interfaces: The Body on Social Media (co-editors Warfield & Cambre, 2020). Reach her at


  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the MMTC, Jönköping University
  • 2017–2019
    Researcher, Handelsrådet
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, National University of Singapore