Roxane Gay

Public lecture and book signing, Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm in Chapin Hall

Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will speak about free speech and safe spaces and their connection to privilege, Black Lives Matter, and her experience “mov[ing] through a world as a woman.”

For her collection of essays titled Bad Feminist, National Public Radio (NPR) awarded Gay best book of the year, and the book is now considered a quintessential exploration of modern feminism. She also authored a novel titled An Untamed State that was listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2017, she will release a memoir titled Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and a collection of short stories titled Difficult Women.

Gay’s work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With her deft eye on modern culture, she critiques its ebb and flow with wit and ferocity.

Cosponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, Davis Center, Lecture Committee, W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies, Chaplains’ Office, Dively Committee, Dean of the College, Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of Student Life, the President’s Office, Africana Studies Department and the English Department.