The American Studies Department is hosting a panel discussion on “American Studies Takes On the World: American Studies Alumni in the Media” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in Downey 113. American Studies Department majors Claire Weinraub ’93, Laura Clawson ’98 and Grace Ross ’12 will discuss ways they are putting American studies into action, thinking about what they are involved in, and what they can do about it. A Q&A and reception will follow the discussion.
ABC’s Emmy-winning producer and documentary creator Claire Weinraub ’93 has worked closely with Diane Sawyer on the “Hidden America” series. In February 2015 Weinraub produced a special about women in prison (viewed by more than 4.8 million people on YouTube).