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Claire has been a member of Film & Screen Studies at Monash since 2010. She has a background in cinema studies and cultural studies, and researches and supervises in the following areas:

  • Independent and 'indie' screen cultures.
  • Feminist media and cultural studies, with a particular interest in female practitioners.
  • Media seriality.
  • Discourses and debates around contemporary 'quality' television.
  • Film and television performance, stardom and celebrity.
  • Spectatorship, eye tracking and neurocinematics. 

Claire's recent projects have included co-editing the first anthology to focus on female filmmakers in the US indie realm - Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinemaand a special issue of Feminist Media Studies examining the migration of independent female practitioners from film to television in the contemporary era. 

Her monograph American Smart Cinema was published by Edinburgh UP in 2012, and she is co-editor of six collections including Transnational Television Remakes (2016), US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films (2015) and Seeing Into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image (2018). 

Claire's writing has also appeared in leading international journals including Camera Obscura, [In]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Cultural Studies, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies and Critical Studies in Television

With Con Verevis, she edits the book series Screen Serialities for Edinburgh UP, and she sits on the editorial board for the journal Celebrity Studies and the ReFocus book series.




Research area keywords

  • Independent cinema
  • Television
  • Gender and media
  • Media seriality
  • Performance


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