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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
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

Artificial Intelligence "Gaydar"

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


Community

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

Tuesday, 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.

Friday, 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