Professor Cathy Park Hong joins the Department of English

August 2, 2023

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC Berkeley is pleased to welcome Full Professor Cathy Park Hong as of July 1, 2023. Park Hong is joining the Department of English and holds the Class of 1936 First Chair in the College of Letters and Science.

Park Hong is a writer and poet who has published three volumes of poetry, with her creative nonfiction book Minor Feelings (2020) being both a Pulitzer Prize finalist and received the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She was also named on Time’s 100 Most...

Hilton Als Named as Recipient of 2022 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing

May 19, 2022

Hilton Als, celebrated writer, theater critic, and Teaching Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of English, has been announced as a recipient of the 2022 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing.

Als is a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer and a theater critic for The New Yorker magazine. He is the curator of the recent exhibition, Toni Morrison's Black Book, at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York, and is the author of several books including The Women (1996), White Girls (2013), and Alice Neel, Uptown (2017). Based in New York, Als is a teaching professor at the University...