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An Evening with Tressie McMillan Cottom

October 29, 2019 @
7:00 p.m.
- 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Tressie McMillan Cottom
Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall
153 Woodland Street, Worcester, MA 01610

In her most recent book, Thick and Other Essays, on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom uses her characteristic melding of humor and irreverence, sociological expertise and deep cultural critique to show “precisely how the political, the social, and the personal are almost always one and the same.” Join us as Professor McMillan Cottom brings her distinctive voice to issues of race, gender, power, and other themes in this conversation facilitated by Clark University’s Toby Sisson (Studio Art). 

McMillan Cottom is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Called “the author you need to read now” by the Chicago Tribune, 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. In 2017, she published Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. A powerful presence on Twitter, McMillan Cottom also co-hosts Hear to Slay with Roxane Gay, a podcast with an intersectional perspective on celebrity, culture, politics, art, life and love. 

A book signing will follow immediately after the conversation. Copies of Thick and Lower Ed will be available for purchase at the Clark University bookstore and at the event.

This is not a ticketed event, but please arrive early for the best seating.

This event is part of the African American Intellectual Culture Series. It is co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities; the Office of the Provost; and the Office of the President at Clark University. Additional support has been provided by the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies; the Department of English; the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education; the Media, Culture, and the Arts program; and the Department of Sociology.


October 29, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.