A Celebration of the Career of Claire Potter
A Conversation on Politics, Media, and History
The History Department at Lang College and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research invite you to join us tomorrow night in celebrating our colleague Professor Claire Bond Potter in her retirement!
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
6:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)
65 W 11th St, Wollman Hall
Featuring a panel discussion on Politics, Media, and History with guests David Greenberg, Nicole Hemmer, Leah Wright Rigueur, and Renee Romano, along with fellow New School Faculty members.
We welcome all to come and toast Professor Potter’s achievements and wish her well in this next chapter of her life.
This event is open to all TNS community members and to the public at large.
Claire Potter is a Professor of History emeritus and a contributing editor to Public Seminar at The New School for Social Research in New York City. The author of two books, two edited collections, the Political Junkie Substack and the podcast “Why Now?” Potter has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, Politico, Yale Review, AlterNet, Dissent, Eurozine, DAME, and The New Republic. Her most recent book is Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy (Basic Books, 2020), listed by the New York Public Library as an “Essential Read” for the 2020 election. She is currently writing a biography of journalist and radical feminist activist Susan Brownmiller.
Nicole Hemmer is an associate professor of history and director of the Rogers Center for the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University.
David Greenberg is a professor of history at Rutgers University. He is the author of several books including Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image and Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency and is now writing a biography of Congressman John Lewis for Simon & Schuster.
Leah Wright Rigueur is the SNF Agora Institute Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, and the author of the prize-winning book The Loneliness of The Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics & The Pursuit of Power. Since 2020, Leah has worked as a contributor for ABC News, where she is also the host of the award-winning podcast Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till Mobley.
Renee Romano is the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History and Professor of Comparative American Studies and Africana Studies at Oberlin College. A specialist in 20th and 21st century history of American racial politics and in the field of historical memory, she is the author or editor of five books, including two co-edited with Claire Potter.