Frontier Forum

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay

The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Institute will welcome scholar and internationally renowned author Roxane Gay as a featured speaker in the Frontier Forum lecture series. Gay will speak in Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For reasonable accommodations, email

Gay is a best-selling author and cultural critic known for her reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism, exploring the intersection of cultural identifiers including gender, race, and sexuality. Her collection of essays, "Bad Feminist", is a New York Times bestseller and is considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. Her newest book, "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body" explores the shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. Gay recently became the first black woman to write for Marvel, producing a comic series in the Black Panther universe titled "World of Wakanda".

The Frontier Forum lecture series is sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost and the USF College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2010, the series has hosted several notable public intellectuals such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeffrey Toobin and Martha Nussbaum. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Tampa Bay community have had the wonderful opportunity to learn from these accomplished speakers.

Bull Runner

There will be two Bull Runners leaving from USF Marshall Center at 6 p.m. The ride is FREE for students with current student ID.