Centennial Lecture

Roxane Gay

Barrett, The Honors College will be hosting Roxane Gay as the 2020 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer featuring her keynote titled "Roxane Gay: With One 'N'". 

Event Details:

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Keynote | 7:00-7:45pm
Q&A | 7:45-8:15pm


Livestream Virtual Event via zoom.

Register Here: https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sc73xq4gRpS4zmPugSU88Q

Tickets are free


Speaker Biogrpahy
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and erocity. Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane. She fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.

History of the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture

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 the Barrett Honors College the resources to bring some of the world’s most influential intellects to campus.

In just a few short years, the Centennial Lecture has become one of ASU’s premiere intellectual events featuring noted diplomats, scientists, playwrights, and authors. Each of the women and men chosen as the Centennial Lecturer has added significantly to the strength of the University, and each has provided students and members of the community with a memorable experience.

Year Presenter Title
2020 Roxane Gay
2019 Jose Antonio Vargas
2018 Norah O'Donnell
2017 Titus Kaphar
2016 Henry Cisneros
2015 Sherman Alexie
2014 Sandra Postel
2013 Michael Pollan
2012 Sylvia Nasar
2011 Oscar Arias
2010 Edward James Olmos
2009 Joel Meyerowitz
2008 Leonard Downie, Jr
2007 Anna Quindlen
2006 Jules Feiffer