Claire Potter - Professor of History
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    Claire   Potter

    Professor of History

    Profile:

    Now in her third decade of teaching history at the university level, Claire Potter joined the New School for Public Engagement in 2012. She is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (Rutgers, 1998) and co-editor of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.) She teaches courses in social sciences and humanities in the School of Undergraduate Studies and is also a member of the university history department.

    Claire is part of "Democratizing the Archive," a NSPE faculty collective dedicated to designing courses that expand the use of public manuscript collections, linking students to communities through activist research and digital scholarship. A member of the editorial board of the Journal of the History of Sexuality and co-editor, with Renee Romano, of the University of Georgia Press series "Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America," she is currently working on a book about the politics of anti-pornography campaigns in the late twentieth century United States.

    Claire blogs at Tenured Radical, located at the Chronicle of Higher Education, since 2011. You can find out more about her, and read some of her work, at her website.

    Recent Publications:

    Co-edited with Renee Romano, Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.)
    “Taking Back Times Square: Feminist Repertoires and the Transformation of Urban Space In Late Second Wave Feminism,” Andy Urban and Amy Tyson, Eds. Radical History Review special issue “Calling the Law Into Question,” issue 113 (spring 2012).
    “Paths to Political Citizenship: Feminism, Gay Rights and the Carter Presidency,” Special Issue on Gender, Eileen Boris, Ed., Journal of Policy History (winter 2011-12), 95-114.
    “Because It Is Gone Now: Teaching The September 11 Digital Archive,” OAH Magazine of History v. 25 no. 3 (Summer 2011), 31-34.
    “Women Gone Wild: An Introduction to Feminist Blogging,” introductory essay for a roundtable edited for Journal of Women’s History vol. 22 no. 4 (winter, 2010), 185-189.
    “Queer Hoover: Sex, Lies and Political History,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 15 no. 3 (September 2006), pp. 355-381. Awarded the 2007-08 Audre Lorde article prize by the Committee on Lesbian and Gay History (American Historical Association affiliate society).

    Research Interests:

     Political history, queer studies, the history of gender and feminism, and the digital public sphere.

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