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Author Roxane Gay to give Convocation address May 28

Author Roxane Gay

Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay—whose writing explores feminism, race, body image, her own life, contemporary social topics and fiction—will be the Cornell Senior Convocation speaker for the 153rd graduating class, the Convocation Committee for the university’s Class of 2021 announced May 13.

Gay will give the virtual Convocation address on Friday, May 28 at 8:30 p.m., streamed on The live virtual Convocation address will be accessible to only Cornell students, faculty, alumni and staff. The recording will be posted on CornellCast by early June.