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Roxane Gay

Tenured as Associate Professor
Department of English

Roxane Gay received her PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University in 2010. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many other venues. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and formerly served as the co-editor of PANK and the essays editor for The Rumpus.

She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016. Other forthcoming books include an anthology on rape culture, Not That Bad; a YA novel, The Year I Learned Everything; a short story collection, Difficult Women; a nonfiction book, How to Be Heard; and a novel, Nice Man.

Her research interests include the political novel and the intersections of difference, such as race, gender/identity, sexuality, ability, and class, in popular culture. She teaches courses in fiction and creative nonfiction at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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