Tanya Rodriguez (1972-2021)

Tanya Rodriguez, associate professor of philosopher at Sacramento City College, has died.

Professor Rodriguez specialized in aesthetics and ethics, and was working on a book on the ethics of humor and identity. Prior to her position at Sacramento City College, she was an assistant professor of philosophy at John Jay College, City University of New York. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and her undergraduate degree from San Jose State University. You can learn more about her work here and here.

Professor Rodriguez drowned in Folsom Lake last week. A memorial service will be held on August 21st.

(via Scott Stroud)

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adriano palma
2 years ago


Alan White
2 years ago

How tragic, and a great loss in every way. I cannot bring myself to click “like” on these posts–that is unseemly in just about every way to me–so I’ll give my heartfelt condolence to family and friends in this fashion instead.

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2 years ago

May her lifes work continue to be alive in the many she met God bless her and those that knew her peace ,i look at all the info the classes taught and taken , her smile was beautiful

Garvin Lewis
2 years ago

This is so sad and I daresay, “gone too soon”. My condolences to the bereaved families.

Jacob Lynch
1 year ago

I can’t believe I just found out about this! Since I hadn’t seen her on campus I had assumed she got a better job at another college (like Davis or Sacramento state). I didn’t know she died 😭 She was a great professor.