Dr Clare Southerton
Visiting Fellow

Dr Clare Southerton

BA(Hons), PhD(Sociology)

Arts,Design & Architecture
Centre for Social Research in Health

Dr Clare Southerton is a Lecturer in Digital Technology and Pedagogy in the School of Education at La Trobe University, and a Visiting Fellow at UNSW, Sydney. Her research explores how social media platforms and other digital technologies are used for learning and sharing knowledge. She is interested in how intimacy and collective affects circulate on digital platforms and are part of pedagogical practice. Her previous work has explored digital youth cultures, surveillance and privacy, digital health and sexuality. Before joining La Trobe, Clare was a postdoctoral fellow at UNSW Sydney, and Aarhus University in Denmark. Her work has been published in New Media & Society, Social Media + Society and the Journal of Sociology.

  • Books | 2021
    Lupton D; Southerton C; Clark M; Watson A, 2021, The Face Mask in COVID Times: A Sociomaterial Analysis, De Gruyter, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110723717
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Lupton D; Clark M; Southerton C, 2022, 'Digitized and Datafied Embodiment: A More-than-Human Approach', in Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42681-1_65-1
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Southerton C, 2022, 'Datafication', in Encyclopedia of Big Data, Springer International Publishing, pp. 358 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32010-6_332
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Southerton C; Taylor E, 2021, 'Dataveillance and the Dividuated Self: The Everyday Digital Surveillance of Young People', in Arrigo B; Sellars B (ed.), The Pre-Crime Society Crime, Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age, Policy Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1rnpjdp.16.
    Book Chapters | 2020
    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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Southerton C; Damkaer M; Albrechtslund A, 2019, 'Photo Sharing as Participatory Surveillance', in Cultures of Participation Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2019
    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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    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
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Clark M; Southerton C; Driller M, 2022, 'Digital self-tracking, habits and the myth of discontinuance: It doesn’t just ‘stop’', New Media and Society, pp. 146144482210839 - 146144482210839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14614448221083992
    Journal articles | 2022
    Smith N; Maddox A; Southerton C; Baker SA, 2022, 'Conspiracy', M/C Journal, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2892
    Journal articles | 2022
    Smith N; Southerton C, 2022, '#FreeBritney and the Pleasures of Conspiracy', M/C Journal, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2871
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lupton D; Southerton C, 2021, 'The thing-power of the Facebook assemblage: Why do users stay on the platform?', Journal of Sociology, vol. 57, pp. 969 - 985, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783321989456
    Journal articles | 2021
    McCann H; Southerton C, 2021, 'Boy crazy, but not in a straight way: The ‘truth’ about Larry in the One Direction fandom', The Journal of Fandom Studies, vol. 9, pp. 143 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jfs_00038_1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Newton G; Southerton C, 2021, 'Situated Talk: a method for a reflexive encounter with #donorconceived on TikTok', Media International Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X211064646
    Journal articles | 2021
    Southerton C, 2021, 'Lip-Syncing and Saving Lives: Healthcare Workers on TikTok', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, vol. 15, pp. 3248 - 3268, https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/16900
    Journal articles | 2021
    Southerton C, 2021, 'Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps| Lip-Syncing and Saving Lives: Healthcare Workers on TikTok', International Journal of Communication, vol. 15, https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/16900
    Journal articles | 2021
    Watson A; Clark M; Southerton C; Lupton D, 2021, 'Fieldwork at your fingertips: creative methods for social research under lockdown', Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00566-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2019
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Southerton C, 2018, 'Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action', Journal OF Sociology, vol. 54, pp. 156 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783317727431
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fox NJ; Alldred P, 2017, 'Sociology and the New Materialism: Theory, Research, Action', , http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526401915
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    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