Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. 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. She is the author of Thick: And Other Essays and Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (The New Press) and lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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Books by Tressie McMillan Cottom

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

Tressie McMillan Cottom

Thick
And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom