P. Carl delivers Spring 2020 Anschutz Lecture on ‘Becoming a Man’

Feb. 18, 2020

On February 11, 2020, P. Carl, the Spring 2020 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies, read selections from his recently published memoir, Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition, and conversed with the audience on topics including roles of gender, race, and physicality in personal and professional relations; acculturation; role models; and crossing and inhabiting different sides of binaries.

“If we are to survive America's current war over who gets to live a good life,” Carl said, “we must confront and understand masculinity and we must all seek some version of double consciousness, to be inside and outside of identities that are not our own.”

The Spring 2020 Anschutz Lecture by P. Carl brought nearly 70 attendees to East Pyne Hall, Room 010 at 4:30 p.m on February 11, 2020. Anschutz Distinguished Fellows are appointed for one semester by the Princeton University Program in American Studies to teach an multidisciplinary seminar course for upper-division undergraduates, deliver a public lecture, and participate in Princeton’s scholarly, teaching, and social life.