Claire Bond Potter has been Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement since 2012. Prior to that I was Professor of HIstory and American Studies at Wesleyan University. I am currently writing a political history of anti-pornography campaigns, Beyond Pornography: Feminism, the Reagan Revolution and the Politics of Gender.
I am the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (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). Since 2007 I have written at Tenured Radical, a blog that moved to The Chronicle of Higher Education in July 2011. Check out my new book blog in on this site, where I experiment with writing a book in public.
You can access my full c.v. here.
With Renee Romano of Oberlin College, I edit a series, Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America, for the University of Georgia Press. I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and am a co-director of OutHistory.org, re-launching its new website in October 2013.
I received my BA in English Literature from Yale University and my Ph.D. in History from New York University.
I am on sabbatical for the academic year 2013-2014.