Tressie McMillan Cottom

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Lower Ed and Thick. Her work has been featured by The Washington Post, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Daily Show, The New York Times, Slate, and The Atlantic, among others.
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Thick: And Other Essays

ISBN 9781620974360 The New Press

In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom—award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed—is unapologetically “thick”: deemed “thick where I should have been thin, more where I should have been less,” McMillan Cottom refuses to shy away from blending the personal with the political, from bringing her full self and voice to the fore of her analytical work. More about this book >

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Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Lower Ed and Thick. Her work has been featured by The Washington Post, NPR’s Fresh AirThe Daily ShowThe New York Times, Slate, and The Atlantic, among others. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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