Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson teaches in the Departments of English and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation. Her work (research, criticism, essays, and – on occasion – poetry) has appeared in The Atlantic, The Awl, Feminist Media Studies, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The New Yorker, The Paris ReviewThe Point magazine, Rolling StoneSpoon River Poetry Review, New York magazine’s Vulture, and The Washington Post among other places. She is currently at work on a second book, with Amistad Press.

She is represented by William Callahan at Inkwell Management.

Reach her via mail @ laur.m.jackson at gmail dot com.

She tweets, when active, @ proseb4bros.