“A DRINK WITH A GENIUS” Celebrating Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship



Thursday, January 28, 2021

6:45 pm EST – 8:30 pm EST

Programming to Celebrate Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, “Genius Grant”

Image of Tressie McMillan Cottom
Photo Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Tressie McMillan Cottom holds a BA (2009) from North Carolina Central University and a PhD (2015) from Emory University. In July 2020, she joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina as an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science and senior research faculty in the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life. She was affiliated with the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2015 to 2020 and has been a faculty affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University since 2015. McMillan Cottom’s additional publications include the edited volumes Digital Sociologies (2016) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017), and she has been a contributor to Slate, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Inside Higher Ed.

Schedule of Programming

6:45 pm EST – 7:05 pm EST

Multi-certified mixologist, philanthropist and industry educator, Alexis Brown of Serving Life Behind Bars and the founder of Causing A Stir, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to educating and empowering underrepresented individuals in the hospitality industry will guide us as we mix up a bourbon-based cocktail (Tressie’s favorite!) in addition to a non-alcoholic mocktail to help us to properly prepare for the celebration. Check out the grocery list so that you will have all the items on hand that you’ll need to help us toast to Tressie!

7:05 pm EST – 8:30 pm EST

Celebration of Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Shaping discourse on highly topical issues at the confluence of race, gender, education, and digital technology for broad audiences.

Tressie to speak, and then we celebrate!

Here’s a LINK to Tressie’s website: https://tressiemc.com/

Note: All SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Programming (January 28-31, 2021) is open to all SWS Members. Please stay tuned for the forthcoming registration form.