News | 19 June 2017

Bettina Aptheker receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities


Dean Tyler Stovall and Professor Bettina Aptheker

By Scott Rappaport

Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies Bettina Aptheker was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2017 Spring Awards celebration held at the Cowell Provost House.

Established in 2002, the annual award is named in honor of emeritus professor John Dizikes, one of UC Santa Cruz’s founding faculty members. It is designed to celebrate the Humanities faculty’s commitment to excellence in teaching and its transformative impact on undergraduate students.

“Bettina Aptheker is truly an icon on this campus,” noted humanities dean Tyler Stovall in his introduction. “She has always exemplified everything UC Santa Cruz is, and should be.”

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