Bestselling author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will speak at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on April 3, the first day of Spring Quarter, in an event co-hosted by the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series and the Women’s Center. The event will be moderated by Nitasha Sharma, a professor in African American studies, Asian American studies and performance studies, and will feature student-submitted questions.
Gay’s 2014 essay collection, Bad Feminist, was a New York Times bestseller. Most recently, she is the author of Hunger, a 2017 memoir exploring issues of body image and personal trauma. She became the first black woman to write for Marvel Comics with World of Wakanda, a Black Panther spinoff.
“Roxane’s work is relevant, powerful and hugely important, and her expertise is at the center of so many topics central to today’s cultural conversations” said Ben Zimmermann, chair of CTSS, in a press release. “We are so excited to hear from Roxane and learn from such an important intersectional voice at this critical time in our history.”
Tickets for the event will be released at the Norris Box Office in waves, with the first on March 12 at noon.