The University of Facebook: Social Media and the Humanities


The Digital Humanities Lab, Herter Hall 19G

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.
Potter 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.