Tressie McMillan Cottom

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Tressie McMillan Cottom is an associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is the author of Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Her most recent book, THICK: and Other Essays (The New Press 2019), situates Black women’s intellectual tradition at its center. THICK won the Brooklyn Public Library’s 2019 Literary Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 National Book Award in nonfiction. McMillan Cottom’s columns have appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Dissent Magazine


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