PhD candidate, University of Western Australia
Crystal is PopAnth's Section Editor for Contemporary Culture. She an anthropologist and ethnographer who researches vernacular Internet culture and mixed heritage in contemporary societies. Crystal has a PhD in Anthropology & Sociology, and Communication & Media Studies. She is an Affiliated Researcher with the Media Management and Transformation Center at Jönköping University. Reach her at wishcrys.com.
Anonymous and trolling in context
PopAnth speaks to leading expert Dr Gabriella Coleman, author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (2014) to provide some context to the culture and community of Anonymous.Read on »
Biracials speak out!
Around the world, social groups have produced creative terms for mixed race people. What do people do when don't fit one of these categories? Crystal Abidin asks biracial Singaporeans.Read on »
How often do you post on social media, and just how calculated are your posts? For celebrity lifestyle bloggers, who can earn large sums in endorsements, getting the aesthetics right counts.Read on »