Claire Bond Potter

Claire Bond Potter

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Claire Bond Potter is a professor of history at The New School, where she directs the Digital Humanities Initiative. She is also a codirector of, an LGBT digital history project. Prior to coming to The New School, she taught in the history and American studies departments of Wesleyan University for twenty years as well as at Baruch College-CUNY and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (1998) and a coeditor, with Renee Romano, of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History that Talks Back (2012). She is currently writing a political history of antipornography campaigns, "Beyond Pornography: How Feminism Survived the Age of Reagan," and a collection of essays on humanities scholarship in the digital age, "Digital U: Why Crowd-sourcing, Social Media, Word Press, and Google Hangouts Could Save the Historical Profession." With her students, she is producing a teaching site on the history of ACT UP and the AIDS pandemic, "The United States of AIDS." She blogged as Tenured Radical from 2006 to May 2015.

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  • Clickbait Nation: How iCampaigns Changed American Politics *
  • Digital U: Why Historians Should Be Shaping the Online World
  • Beyond the Sex Wars: Histories of Antipornography Feminism

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.