Tressie McMillan Cottom is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. She has worked in the for-profit college sector and now researches structural inequality, schooling, and labor outcomes. Her blog has been cited by Ms. Magazine's Bloghersphere, The Nation,, and Racialicous. She speaks frequently on issues of race, gender, inequality, and education including an upcoming talk at Facing Race 2012.