Endowed Lecture: Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom
When: Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cole Hall. A livestream will be available at bridgewater.edu/cottom
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. The format for the event is a moderated Q&A with Dr. Dominique Baker, Associate Professor of Education Policy at Southern Methodist University. A book signing will follow. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present to facilitate communication between Cottom and Baker to deaf or hard-of-hearing attendees.
Renowned cultural critic, sociologist and award-winning author Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom will present an endowed lecture at Bridgewater College on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Cole Hall on the College’s campus.
In her 2018 book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy and in subsequent essays, Cottom examines the impact of higher education on society and the way it interacts with the economy, the labor market and the collective ideal of the American dream. Her second book, Thick: And Other Essays, explores a range of topics including Black womanhood, body image and Cottom’s experience as a Southern Black female academic. She is a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a 2020 MacArthur Fellow and New York Times contributing opinion writer.
The event is a moderated Q&A with Dr. Dominique Baker, Associate Professor of Education Policy at Southern Methodist University. A book signing will follow.
The endowed lecture is sponsored by Harold H. Hersch Educational Fund and the W. Harold Row Symposium on Reconciliation. It is free and open to the public. The lecture will be available via livestream at bridgewater.edu/cottom.