Dr Claire Whitley

Associate Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Bedford Park (224)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Claire Whitley is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Arts in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in Screen and Media, where her interests include Hollywood film comedy, media aligned with popular feminism, "unruly" femininity, and industrial responses to socio-cultural trends. Her post-doctorate work has focused largely on fan practices in new media spaces and filmic backlash to heightened discourses of intersectional feminism in popular culture. Her scholarship of learning and teaching interests include assessment practices, transition pedagogy, and feedback literacy. She previously worked in the Student Learning Support Service where she was responsible for coordinating and facilitating programs like English for Academic Purposes.


Doctor of Philosophy (Screen & Media), Flinders University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons, First Class), Flinders University

Bachelor of Arts Enhanced Program for High Achievers, Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, 2018

Flinders University Medal, 2017

Teaching interests

CREA1001 - Tutor

Topic lecturer
ARTS2002 Education, Work, and Identity
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Media expertise
  • Cinema
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • Feminism
  • Film