Books Sandwiched In welcomes Dr. Rebecca Klenk

Join Dr. Rebecca Klenk on Wednesday, March 29, noon–1:00 in the East Tennessee History Center for a discussion of Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay.

This program is the third in the Books Sandwiched In series focused on diversity in partnership with the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences. Books Sandwiched In is sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library. A light lunch from Tomato Head will be available to the first 35 in attendance.

"Provocative, gut wrenching and hilarious, Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist is a strikingly insightful collection of essays on life and popular culture for our times," Klenk said. "Engaging everything from The Hunger Games to rape culture to competitive scrabble to her favorite color (pink) to trigger warnings with verve and razor-sharp wit, Gay blends intimate personal narrative and astute cultural analysis into a powerful statement on the relevance of feminism."

Dr. Rebecca Klenk is a sociocultural anthropologist who teaches in the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Department, as well as in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies and Global Studies programs. She received a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research on economic development, education, social justice activism, and gender issues in Himalayan India appears in her book, Educating Activists: Development and Gender in the Making of Modern Gandhians.