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Educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana (BA, MA, PhD), Sandra Lee Bartky (b. 1935) is a passionate theorist of political responsibility and moral agency. From the late 1950s, she was active in the civil rights movement. Later, she joined her university's chapter of New University Conference, which by her own account led her away from existentialism and into Marxism (Strobel 1995:57). In the 1970s, Bartky's experiences as an activist led to her central role in forming a women's liberation group as well as a women's studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she began and now continues her academic career. Today, the Gender and Women's Studies Program is a thriving enterprise. Bartky has also participated in the environmentalist movement as ...

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