In 2003, a small and dedicated group of USF faculty, administrators, and donors came
together to launch the USF Humanities Institute. Lead by Dr. William H. Scheuerle,
their goal was to bring established scholars and artists to USF as well as promote
research in the humanities by USF faculty. They recognized that investment in humanities
research was a critical component in USF's goal of becoming a nationally renowned
Thursday, Sep 27, Roxane Gay will be speaking at the David A. Straz Center for the
Performing Arts. This is a free public event. Tickets are not required, but seating
in Ferguson Hall is limited.
Roxane Gay is an internationally renowned author and cultural critic. Bad Feminist, is a New York Times bestseller. In 2017, she released Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and a collection of short stories, Difficult Women. She is the first black woman to ever write for Marvel, producing a comic series
in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda, and is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times.