Barrett Honors College Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture welcomes bestselling author and cultural critic, Roxane Gay September 25

Author Roxane Gay in Coleman hall on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois on January 31, 2014. (Jay Grabiec).

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University (ASU) will host Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author and social critic, as the 2020 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer.

Gay’s keynote titled “Roxane Gay: With One ‘N’,” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, via Zoom at

Gay’s work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.

Her book, Bad Feminist, a collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism, was named a New York Times bestseller and one of the best books of the year by NPR.

The Barrett Honors College (Great Court north side) at ASU.

Other books by Gay include AyitiAn Untamed State, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women, and the New York Times bestselling Hunger.

She is the first Black woman writer for Marvel, having written World of Wakanda. She also is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

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