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Best-selling author Roxane Gay to speak at UB

Published March 20, 2017

Writer and cultural critic Roxane Gay, whose work has received international acclaim for its exploration of feminism and social criticism, will speak at UB on April 5 as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

The Graduate Student Choice Speaker, Gay will speak at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena, North Campus.

Ticket information can be found on the Special Events website.

United University Professions and TIAA offer discount vouchers for tickets for UB faculty and staff.

Gay’s collection of essays, “Bad Feminist,” a New York Times best-seller, is considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. An associate professor of English at Purdue University, she is a founding editor of PANK and non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has appeared in publications that include The New York Times, McSweeney’s and The Nation.

Gay has two upcoming releases: “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” a painstaking examination of body image, and “Difficult Women,” a collection of stories.

Her lecture is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association.