San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What role does social media play in our careers as academics who are, to paraphrase psychologist Sherry Turkle, increasingly "alone together?" Social media is playing a crucial role in weaving together networks of academics across the boundaries of region, institutional status and field. Online conversations create a comfort zone that facilitates the sharing of gossip, humor, and political views that merge with our scholarly interests. But, what are the rules? If one’s house is no longer easily separated from one’s work space, under what conditions do we need to imagine our utterances on social media as occurring in the workplace too?
Dr. Claire Potter is a Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement. She is the co-editor of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back, published by University of Georgia Press in 2012, and the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture, published by Rutgers University Press in 1998. Currently, she is writing a political history of anti-pornography campaigns, Beyond Pornography: Feminism, the Reagan Revolution and the Politics of Gender Violence. Dr. Potter is well known for her blog, Tenured Radical, which appears regularly in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Established in 2012, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute supports campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in the arts and humanities.
The IAHI showcases and promotes the major intellectual and scholarly contributions that IUPUI faculty members from across the disciplines are making in the arts and humanities. It serves individual faculty members, groups, and interdisciplinary teams through grant programs, workshops, and research collaborations. Further, the IAHI encourages experiential and service learning opportunities for undergraduates in academic programs across campus.
As an urban institute, the IAHI works closely with the central Indiana community, serving as a liaison between local institutions, residents, and IUPUI. The IAHI fosters ongoing partnerships and ventures that advance arts and humanities endeavors both on campus and in the city. It works with Indianapolis’ diverse publics to create engaging new programming and forums for dialogue, creativity, and experiment.
The IAHI seeks to become a national model for an urban-based arts and humanities institute that is both a leader in academic research and creative activity and an active participant in its community.