Potter Discusses ‘Intimate Partner Violence’

In an OpEd for The Hartford Courant, Professor of History, Professor of American Studies Claire Potter discusses the often unreported crime of intimate partner violence and how recognition of these incidents has at least increased over the last few decades. While awareness of these incidents as crimes has increased since the 1970s, when Potter was first exposed to it, the patterns and incidents themselves remain entrenched.

Potter’s OpEd is part of an on-going dialogue by The Courant on domestic violence. She will be a panelist at a forum in Beckham Hall at 6 p.m., April 27 co- sponsored by Wesleyan University, The Courant and Fox 61 News titled: “The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence.”