Gay’s keynote titled “Roxane Gay: With One ‘N’,” will be presented 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, via Zoom.
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.
Other books by Gay include “Ayiti, An 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.
Established in 1988 by an act of the Arizona Board of Regents, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is the first four-year, residential undergraduate honors college at a public university in the United States.
It also is the largest, with a student body of more than 7,000 on all four ASU campuses.
Barrett provides a one-of-a-kind honors experience for high-achieving and intellectually engaged students from throughout the U.S. and the world, with programs emphasizing global citizenship, academic excellence, undergraduate research opportunities, and community involvement.
More information about the honors college is at barretthonors.asu.edu.
In 1985, the Flinn Foundation established an endowment to commemorate the University’s 100th year.
The gift created the ASU Centennial Lecture, and in 1989 it provided Barrett Honors College the resources to bring some of the world’s most influential intellects to campus.
The Centennial Lecture has become one of ASU’s premiere events featuring noted diplomats, scientists, playwrights and authors.