Lauren Michele Jackson

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Lauren Michele Jackson's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Eater, Essence, New York magazine, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, and The Best American Food Writing 2018, among other places. Her first book, White Negroes, is a collection of critical essays on race and appropriation, forthcoming from Beacon Press in November 2019. She holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and teaches in the departments of English and African American Studies at Northwestern University.

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