An Evening with Hilton Als

A man with short hair and dark skin looks at the viewer with an intrigued expression.
Hilton Als, photo by Rivkah Gevinson

Skidmore students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist and author Hilton Als on Monday, February 19, at 5:30 pm. Als will deliver a lecture entitled “A naked man being a woman”: Diane Arbus and the “Other” New York, which will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is sponsored by the Skidmore departments of English and Theater, the Office of the President, and the Tang. Note: the talk was initially scheduled for October 30, 2023.

About Hilton Als

Hilton Als is associate professor of writing at the Columbia University School of the Arts and a staff writer for the New Yorker. He has taught at Princeton University; Smith College; the University of California, Berkeley; Wellesley College; Wesleyan University; and Yale University. Prior to writing for the New Yorker, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His most recent book, White Girls, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Lambda Literary Award in 2014. Als edited the catalogue for the 1994–95 exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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