Willits Center for the Arts presents Dr. Jennifer Rycenga – Ukiah Daily Journal


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Dr. Jennifer Rycenga of San Jose University, a popular speaker, will be in Willits on Friday, Aug. 12. Professor Rycenga has lectured across the country speaking on a variety of subjects. She will be presenting “Olympian Influence: The Greek Deities in Art.”
Rycenga is a professor of Comparative Religious Studies in the Humanities Department at San José State University. She is finishing a comprehensive cultural biography of white Abolitionist educator Prudence Crandall (1803-1890). Her co-edited book (with Linda Barufaldi), “The Mary Daly Reader,” was published by New York University Press in 2017, featuring the writings of this famed radical Lesbian-Feminist philosopher.
Previously Rycenga has co-edited two books: “Frontline Feminisms: Women, War, and Resistance” (Garland 2000, Routledge 2001), with Marguerite Waller; and “Queering the Popular Pitch” (Routledge 2006) with Sheila Whiteley. Her areas of interest include Abolition history; women’s religious history; feminist theories of music; and theoretical issues concerning philosophies of immanence and panentheism. As a professor, she has taught in the highly-regarded and globally comprehensive Humanities Honors Program at San José State University.
When not teaching or writing, Rycenga is bird-watching and searching for lichens. She serves as president of the Sequoia Audubon Society in San Mateo County, promoting citizen-science initiatives: Bio-Blitzes, iNaturalist, and eBird. Rycenga lives in San Mateo with her wife and birding companion, Peggy Macres, and their two indoor cats, Ipo and Lyssa (Greek goddess known as the Bringer of Chaos).
The presentation will take place Friday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 E. Commercial St., Willits. For more information, call 707-459-1726
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