February 19, 2024, 5:30 PM
Location: Payne Room
This event is free and open to the Skidmore community
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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.
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.