Author Tressie McMillan Cottom: 'Lower Ed in the Digital Society,' Nov. 6
October 23, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and its Integrated Arts program will present award-winning author and sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom for a talk, “Lower Ed in the Digital Society,” on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
McMillan Cottom is the author of Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy, which received international acclaim. She is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post, and she has been a guest on The Daily Show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and 1A.
In 2017, the Sociologists for Women in Society professional association awarded McMillan Cottom the Feminist Activist Award for using sociology to improve the lives of women. In addition to her talk at UB, while she is on campus McMillan Cottom will participate in a Q&A with graduate students in the College of Public Affairs's public policy program on Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m., as well as in a workshop with undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences's Game Design and Integrated Arts programs on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
McMillan Cottom's visit is supported by the Sociologists for Women in Society, the University of Baltimore Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean, and is presented by the University of Baltimore's Integrated Arts program.
Questions about the event should be directed to Prof. Ian Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.