Hardman Lecture Series

This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.

Hardman Lecture Series



Caleb Gayle

Award-winning journalist specializing in race and identity and is a contributing writer for the
New York Times Magazine.


Thursday, November 16

Student and Faculty Question and Answer Session
4:15 P.M., Freel Library

Lecture, Free and Open to the Public
7 P.M., Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation Atrium.

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Please note this is an exclusive LIVE event, there will be no recording available following the event. 


Caleb Gayle is an award-winning journalist who writes about race and identity and is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. His book “We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power” was published in 2022. He is also a professor of Journalism and Africana Studies at Northeastern University. 

His writing has been recognized by the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, the Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship,a fellowship at  Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the New America Fellowship, among others. Gayle’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Threepenny Review, Guernica, The Atlantic, Harvard Review, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Root, The Daily Beast, and more. His writing has been anthologized as a Notable Essay in the 2019 Best American Essays.

Gayle completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma as a Truman Scholar. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Oxford, and has an MBA and a master’s in public policy from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School respectively. In addition to writing, Gayle serves as a Visiting Scholar at the Arthur Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. He is currently completing his next book “Pushahead: The Story of Edward McCabe and an Epic of American Empire.”

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