Clare Southerton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clare is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Vitalities Lab, Social Policy Research Centre and Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on the ways intimacy is formed with digital technologies and she has explored this in a number of empirical contexts including smartphone use, surveillance technologies, social media use, and the intersection between everyday technologies and sexuality. Prior to joining UNSW, she held a postdoctoral position in the Center for Surveillance Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.


Book Chapters
Southerton C; Damkaer M; Albrechtslund A, 2019, 'Photo Sharing as Participatory Surveillance', in Cultures of Participation Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions, Routledge
Southerton C; McCann H, 2019, 'Queerbaiting and Real Person Slash: The Case of Larry Stylinson', in Brennan J (ed.), Queerbaiting and Fandom Teasing Fans through Homoerotic Possibilities, University of Iowa Press, pp. 161 - 163
Southerton C, 2014, 'Zombies, Run! Rethinking Immersion in Light of Nontraditional Gaming Contexts', in Polson D; Cook AM; Velikovsky JT (ed.), Transmedia Practice: A Collective Approach, pp. 132 - 141,
Journal articles
McCann H; Southerton C, 2019, 'Repetitions of Desire Queering the One Direction Fangirl', GIRLHOOD STUDIES-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, vol. 12, pp. 49 - 65,
Rasmussen ML; Aggleton P; Southerton C; Marshall D; Cover R; Newman C, 2018, "It was just nice to see they existed”. The importance of having LGBTQ teachers who are ‘out’ at school.,