Portrait of Lauren Michele Jackson

Lauren Michele Jackson

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 Review, the Point magazine, Rolling Stone, Spoon 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.