Kaya Oakes is the author of Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, the poetry collection Telegraph and Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church. Oakes is also co-founder of Kitchen Sink, winner of the Utne Independent Press Award for Best New Magazine. She teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, and lives in Oakland
Free and Open to the public
January Term, or Jan Term for short, is an intensive four-week academic experience at Saint Mary’s College where students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, explore new intellectual territory and take classes that embody the Lasallian tradition of social action. A hallmark of the session is the Speaker Series, which brings provocative speakers from the worlds of art, politics, science and technology to the campus. During the day visiting speakers meet with several classes, engage in lively roundtable discussions with students and present their ideas to the entire community at a free public lecture in the evening.