Jen Southern is an artist, senior lecturer in Fine Art, and Associate Director at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University.

With an ethos of shared authorship she collaborates with artists, technologists and members of the public to produce live installations that combine material and digital experience.

For over 25 years her art practice has engaged with mobilities and has been exhibited in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and USA. She co-curated exhibitions at conferences Global Mobility Futures (2013) and Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures (2018), and was recently involved with instigating an Art and Mobilities research network.

Recent publications include:
Southern, J. & Thulin, S. (2020) ‘Composing Fragmented Relations with Materials, Locations and Archives’. Oxford Handbook on Sound Art. Oxford University Press.
Southern, J. & Dillon, R. (2019) Para-Site-Seeing: Departure Lounge (exhibition), Lifespace, Dundee. 3/05/2019-31/08/2019
Southern, J., Rose, E . & O’Keeffe, L. (2017) Art as a Strategy for Living with Utopias in Ruins. in J. Southern, E. Rose, L O'Keeffe & M. Buscher (eds), Mobile Utopia: Art and Experiments. pp. 2-11, ISBN 978-1-86220-339-6
Southern, J. (2017) Unruly Pitch: Flows and stoppages in football, art and methods. Wi Journal of Mobile Media.