The 2016 Kylene and Brad Beers Lecture

Kate Harding

Kate Harding
author of Asking for It

Thursday, September 22, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Dixon Hall, Tulane University

Presented as part of Shifting the Paradigm and the Reading Project Keynote Lecture Series.

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in general nonfiction. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. She was also the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Harding holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in English from University of Toronto. She's currently at work on a PhD in creative writing from Bath Spa University, and was very pleased to join The Loft Literary Center as a teaching artist in fall 2015. A longtime Torontonian and Chicagoan, Harding recently moved to Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs. 

The Beers Lecture is sponsored by the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs, the Reading Project, Cohort Programs, and Forum Tulane. Shifting the Paradigm is also sponsored by the Student Affairs Department, theWELL, and Tulane's Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Coalition. For more information about the Shifting the Paradigm event, contact the Division of Student Affairs at or 504-314-2188.

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