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Interview with Tressie McMillan Cottom

Autumn and Kendra talk with Tressie McMillan Cottom about her new book Thick: And Other Essays, which is out now from The New Press. You can find a full version of the show notes for this episode on our website.

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Books MentionedThick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Author Bio

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is digital sociologist, professor, writer and columnist. She has spoken across the nation and the world on technology, higher education, race, gender, class, and social inequality. Audiences and readers connect with her ability to make complex ideas relatable. Her latest book, Thick, draws on ten years of writing for the public on many of our society’s most pressing fault lines. It joins her other books, including the acclaimed Lower Ed, in a genre-busting academic career that spans public policy to cultural critique. She lives in Richmond, Virginia where she is a professor.

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