Sessions covered by this speaker
Listening to and Speaking With - Animals and other Sentient Beings
Categories covered by Susan
About this Speaker
University professor for 44 years at Sonoma State University and visiting professor at additional universities in the U.S. and abroad. Educated at UC Davis (BA: art and art history), Stanford University (MA: Medieval and Ancient Art; Italian Language and Literature; PhD: Venetian Renaissance Painting); the University of Padua, Italy. (archaeology and art history). Department Chair (10 years); SSU Faculty Chair. Apprenticeship: former Austrian Court Painter. Taught over 100courses, at SSU and abroad, including from Pre-History through Post Modern in art history; Women in Art, and diverse art studio courses. Published articles and lectured on Palaeolithic Cave Art, Animal Behavior, Renaissance Art, Modern Art, California Art, Non-western contributions toAmerican Art; topics on Women in Art and Women Artists nationally and internationally. Received aCarnegie Foundation Research Grant, $125,000 NEH Grant for the first ITDS Distance LearningProgram in the U.S.; assorted research grants and awards; honored with the University TeachingExcellence Award. As a single mother worked full time while raising two sons, and managing a small farm with diverse plants, heritage trees, and domestic and wild animals, including rescued American mustangs and burros. She has studied Natural Horsemanship for 15 years with a focus on energetic and mental communication. Active in environmental causes since 1966; Second Wave of Bay AreaFeminism since 1970. Currently working on a book on Learning from Animals.