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What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Tressie McMillan Cottom

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460)

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is nationally recognized for both her academic and her popular writing. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: Digital Sociologies (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017, Palgrave MacMillan). She is also the author of the widely acclaimed Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (2017, The New Press) and Thick: And Other Essays (2019, The New Press). Professor Cottom earned a bachelor’s from North Carolina Central University and a doctorate from Emory University; she serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education, and technology. 

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the Humanities Public Writing Project, School of Humanities and Sciences
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