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.