Roxane Gay


Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies


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Roxane Gay’s writing appears in “Best American Mystery Stories 2014,” “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” A Public SpaceMcSweeney’sTin HouseOxford AmericanAmerican Short FictionVirginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books “Ayiti,” “An Untamed State,” the New York Times-bestselling “Bad Feminist,” the nationally bestselling “Difficult Women,” and the New York Times-bestselling “Hunger.” She is also the author of “Black Panther: World of Wakanda” for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity, a podcast, “The Roxane Gay Agenda,” and an imprint, Roxane Gay Books, which publishes three titles a year. 

During her time at Rutgers, she is teaching thematic writing workshops and curating a series of events around her primary areas of interest—Black feminisms, sexual violence, popular culture, and intersections of identity.