Bettina Aptheker

Dr. Bettina Aptheker is a distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Aptheker was raised by well-known members of the Communist party, and then continued membership into her adult life, including being a leader of Leftist groups at her college as a student in the 1960s. She currently teaches feminist studies and calls her teaching philosophy “revolutionary praxis.” The goal of this style is to subvert the traditional “male-centered” teaching methodology and replace it with a “woman-centered perspective.”