Claire Potter

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Claire Bond Potter received her BA in English Literature from Yale University and her Ph.D. in History from New York University. She has been Professor of History at The Schools of Public Engagement since 2012. She is the author of  (Rutgers University Press, 1998) and an editor, with Renee Romano, of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (University of Georgia Press, 2012). Her collection of essays on academia in the digital age, Digital U: Why Crowdsourcing, Social Media, Word Press and Google Hangouts Could Save the Humanities is under contract to the University of North Carolina Press, From 2007 to 2015, she wrote Tenured Radical, a blog that moved to The Chronicle of Higher Education in July 2011, and is now archived at the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University. She is a co-director of Outhistory.org, and is working with her students to launch a teaching site about the history of AIDS activism, The United States of AIDS.

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