Thomas Chatterton Williams is a prolific writer on issues of culture, liberalism, and race. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and was previously a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a columnist at Harper’s. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, and Le Monde, among other publications. He is a visiting professor of humanities at Bard College and a 2022 Guggenheim fellow. Williams holds a master’s degree from New York University’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism program and is the author of “Losing My Cool” and “Self-Portrait in Black,” along with his forthcoming book, “Nothing Was the Same: The Pandemic Summer of George Floyd and the Shift in Western Consciousness.”