Dr Claire Perkins

Claire has been a member of Film & Screen Studies at Monash University since 2010. She has a background in cinema studies and critical theory, and holds a PhD from Monash.

Claire’s research focuses on American independent and ‘indie’ film and culture, contemporary ‘quality’ television, feminist media and cultural studies, performance and stardom, eye tracking and spectatorship, and media seriality.

Her monograph, American Smart Cinema, was published by Edinburgh UP in 2012, and she is co-editor of six collections: Seeing Into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image (with Tessa Dwyer, Sean Redmond and Jodi Sita, 2018), Indie Reframed: Women’s Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema (with Linda Badley and Michele Schreiber, 2016), Transnational Television Remakes (with Con Verevis, 2016), US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films (with Con Verevis, 2015), B is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics and Cultural Value (with Con Verevis, 2014) and Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches (with Con Verevis, 2012).

Claire’s work has also appeared in leading international journals including [In]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Camera Obscura, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Television and The Velvet Light Trap.

Claire was a Faculty Emerging Excellence Research Fellow in 2013. She sits on the editorial board for the journal Celebrity Studies and the ReFocus book series at Edinburgh University Press, and is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the Screen Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (SSAANZ) and the Melbourne-based Eye Tracking and the Moving Image research group.



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