Thick and Other Essays

As featured by The Daily Show, NPR, PBS, CBC, Time, VIBE, Entertainment Weekly, Well-Read Black Girl, and Chris Hayes, these “incisive, witty, and provocative essays” (Publishers Weekly) by one of the “most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister), is now available at your local bookstore.

Thick is sure to become a classic.

The New York Times Book Review

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges

As featured on The Daily Show, NPR’s Marketplace, and Fresh Air, the “powerful, chilling tale” (Carol Anderson, author of White Rage) of higher education becoming an engine of social inequality. Purchase Lower Ed now.

The best book yet on the complex lives and choices of for-profit students.

Dana Goldstein for the New York Times Book Review

Highlights from Major Media

I write for publications like The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Atlantic and more. Here are a few of my favorites. For a full list of publications, both academic and popular, see my CV.

Some Of Us Are Brave:
The Archive

Here you’ll find the groundbreaking and career-defining blog from Tressie the grad student through my early career days on culture, technology, higher ed and more.