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.

Books
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Lupton D; Southerton C; Clark M; Watson A, 2021, The Face Mask in Covid Times A Sociomaterial Analysis
2021
Lupton D; Southerton C; Clark M; Watson A, 2021, The Face Mask in COVID Times: A Sociomaterial Analysis, De Gruyter, Berlin
2021
Journal articles
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Lupton D; Southerton C, 2021, 'The thing-power of the Facebook assemblage: Why do users stay on the platform?', Journal of Sociology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783321989456
2021
Rasmussen ML; Southerton C; Fela G; Marshall D; Cover R; Aggleton P, 2020, 'Playing Recognition Politics: Queer Theoretical Reflections on Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Youth Social Policy in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 49, pp. 2341 - 2352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01751-6
2020
Southerton C; Marshall D; Aggleton P; Rasmussen ML; Cover R, 2020, 'Restricted modes: Social media, content classification and LGBTQ sexual citizenship', New Media & Society, pp. 146144482090436 - 146144482090436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444820904362
2020
Southerton C; Taylor E, 2020, 'Habitual Disclosure: Routine, Affordance, and the Ethics of Young Peoples Social Media Data Surveillance', Social Media and Society, vol. 6, pp. 205630512091561 - 205630512091561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2056305120915612
2020
McCann H; Southerton C, 2019, 'Repetitions of desire queering the one direction fangirl', Girlhood Studies, vol. 12, pp. 49 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/ghs.2019.120106
2019
Book Chapters
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Southerton C, 2020, 'Datafication', in Schintler L; McNeely C (ed.), Encyclopedia of Big Data, Springer, Cham, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32001-4
2020
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
2019
Southerton C; Damkaer M; Albrechtslund A, 2019, 'Photo Sharing as Participatory Surveillance', in Cultures of Participation Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions, Routledge
2019
Southerton C; Bruce M, 2019, 'Beyond Human (Un)Belonging: Intimacies and the impersonal in Black Mirror', in Tsalapatanis A; Bruce M; Bissell D; Keane H (ed.), Social Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social, Routledge, London, pp. 107 - 121
2019
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9781848882614_013
2014
Conference Papers
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McCann H; Southerton C, 2019, 'FANGIRLS AND FAKE NEWS: DIGITAL ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE AFFECTS OF FANDOM', in AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, University of Illinois Libraries, http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2019i0.11009
2019
Southerton C; Clark M, 2021, 10am brunch, 1pm Kmart: when the media pokes fun at someone’s lifestyle, it’s harder for the next person to get COVID tested, https://theconversation.com/10am-brunch-1pm-kmart-when-the-media-pokes-fun-at-someones-lifestyle-its-harder-for-the-next-person-to-get-covid-tested-155141
2021
Watson A; Clark M; Southerton C; Lupton D, 2021, Fieldwork at your fingertips: creative methods for social research under lockdown, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00566-2
2021
Southerton C, 2021, Sydney businesses targeted in COVID-19 safety blitz after 'complacency' sets in
2021
Southerton C, 2020, Queensland’s coronavirus controversy: past pandemics show us public shaming could harm public health, https://theconversation.com/queenslands-coronavirus-controversy-past-pandemics-show-us-public-shaming-could-harm-public-health-143699
2020
Lupton D; Watson A; Southerton C; Clark M, 2020, From scary pumpkins to bridal bling, how masks are becoming a normal part of our lives in Australia, https://theconversation.com/from-scary-pumpkins-to-bridal-bling-how-masks-are-becoming-a-normal-part-of-our-lives-in-australia-148718
2020
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., http://bit.ly/LGBTQteachers
2018