Dallas Institute presents Hiett Prize Award Gala

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The Hiett Prize from Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Photo by James Edward Photography

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in Dallas will present the prestigious 2022 Hiett Prize to one of four finalists: poet, rabbi, and philosopher Zohar Atkins, Ph.D. (Charlottesville, VA/New York, NY); literary critic Jason M. Baxter, Ph.D. (Lander, WY); literary critic Ryan McDermott, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh, PA); and filmmaker Sanjay Rawal (Jamaica, NY).

Differing from lifetime achievement awards, the Hiett Prize honors rising stars in the humanities whose work shows extraordinary promise for the future and who are already making a difference in the way we think about the world. Established and endowed in 2005 by philanthropist Kim Hiett Jordan, a $50,000 cash prize, one of the largest of its kind, is awarded to one winner each year with the aim of invigorating civic life and culture through serious thought informed by scholarship in the humanities.

The catered celebration will honor all finalists, include remarks from the winner who will be announced at the event, and presentation of the “Peggy” Pegasus Award created on commission by noted Dallas designer Jan Barboglio.

Event Details



The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201


Ticket Info

Admission is free with reservation.