Gonzaga University’s “What Can We Learn?” lecture series, which focuses on lessons from great thinkers of the past, continues with “What Can We Learn from Feminism?” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.
Gonzaga faculty member Jane Rinehart, professor of sociology, and Ellen Maccarone, associate professor of philosophy, will provide insights into feminism. Rinehart will focus on the work of American feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Maccarone will discuss the work of Martha C. Nussbaum, especially in regards to humanity and justice.
Rinehart, who started teaching at Gonzaga in 1974, earned a bachelor’s degree from Marymount Manhattan College, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from New York University. Maccarone, who started teaching at Gonzaga in 2005, earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a master’s from Colorado State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.
In addition to teaching within their respective disciplines, both Rinehart and Maccarone teach for the Gonzaga women’s and gender studies department.
Josie Camarillo is a recent graduate of Whitworth University, where she majored in English and psychology. Currently pursuing her Master in Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Camarillo writes for SpokaneFAVS from afar, but plans to return to the Spokane area after attaining her licensure as an independent social worker. She dreams of becoming a relationship therapist and a published author. Her hobbies include photography, horseback riding and writing poetry.
Camarillo has a passion for photography and writing, especially poetry, and is interested in creative counseling methods like narrative therapy and using horses in therapy. Someday, she would like to be a counselor and a published poet. Her favorite poems are “The Singing Woman from the Wood’s Edge” by Edna St. Vincent Millay and “The Art of Drowning” by Billy Collins.
During fall 2013, Camarillo worked for Spokane Faith & Values as a copy editing intern, where her specialities included deleting Oxford commas and adding hyperlinks. Since then, she has transitioned into becoming a regular contributor to the site as a writer and photographer.