Thomas Chatterton Williams

Thomas Chatterton Williams, the author of "Losing My Cool" (Penguin, 2010) and "Self-Portrait in Black and White" (Norton, 2019), writes about race, human identity, and travel. His thought-provoking articles appear in both The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic, and he’s a regular columnist at Harper’s. Thomas has worked as a web editor for Men’s Vogue and an associate editor for Purple in Paris, France, and holds the positions of senior fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center and visiting professor of the humanities at Bard College. Thomas’ accolades include a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2019 New America Fellow, as well as spots in "The Best American Essays" and "The Best American Travel Writing" collections.

• 15+ years of freelance writing and editing experience
• Author of two books: "Losing My Cool" (Penguin, 2010) and "Self-Portrait in Black and White" (Norton, 2019)
• Received a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2019 New America Fellow
• Received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University
• Received a master’s degree in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University

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