Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bettina Aptheker talk: Queering the History of the American Left, 2/4

Department of Social & Cultural Analysis - New York University

Spring 2009 SCA SPEAKER SERIES Presents:


Professor of Feminist Studies - UCLA
Spring 2010 Visiting Scholar, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU

Queering the History of the American Left: Who "Counts" as Radical?
February 4th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
20 Cooper Square, 4th Fl

This presentation is based on a project in progress to bring together the queer and the radical left into a historical dialogue, with particular attention to those in and around the Communist Party between the 1940s and the 1980s. In part this is a continuation of an autobiographical journey and, in part, it is about bringing these histories into a unified, if contested and conflicted space, with attention to an intersectional analysis of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Bettina Aptheker is Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a visiting professor at NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis in Spring 2010. Her most recent book is a memoir, Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech and Became A Feminist Rebel (Seal Press, 2006).

1 comment:

  1. thanks for this! Bettina Aptheker's autobiography is inseparable from herstory: I'd like to see her story get maximum exposure for its organizing potential alone, although it's also about as compelling as it gets.