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Tressie McMillan Cottom

Faculty Associate

 I am an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University.  I teach race/ethnicity, contemporary theory, sociology of (higher) education, and digital sociology at the undergraduate and graduate level. I am the author of Lower Ed: How For-Profit Colleges Deepen Inequality, forthcoming from The New Press. I am an editorial writer at The Message and contributing editor at Dissent.


News

Medium
Sep 13, 2017

Artificial Intelligence "Gaydar"

Tressie McMillian Cottom examines a recent public debate about a new research article on AI More


Community

Guernica

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom: Raising Really Good Hell for People Who Cannot

The sociologist speaks on owning her authority, taking black women seriously, and how she shaped her trenchant new essay collection, Thick

Mar 20, 2019
New York Times

“Thick” by Tressie McMillan Cottom is sure to become a classic of black intellectualism

"Thick" is sure to become a classic of black intellectualism

Feb 12, 2019

The author you need to read now: Tressie McMillan Cottom

In her new book “Thick: And Other Essays," Berkman Klein Faculty Associate Tressie McMillan Cottom tackles topics ranging from poverty, to race, to healthcare.

Jan 11, 2019

Events

Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

with the author, Berkman Klein Center Faculty Associate Tressie McMillan Cottom

A former insider discloses the story behind for-profit schools to explain the exorbitant price tags, the questionable credentials, and the lose-lose options for Americans seeking… More

Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domains

Tressie (McMillan) Cottom, Microsoft Research & PhD Student, Sociology, Emory University

How do we map and measure inequality in digital domains?" "What does the social in 'social media' mean for sociology? More