Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson teaches in the Departments of English and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her first book, White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation, is due out by Beacon Press on November 12, 2019. Her work (research, criticism, essays, and—on occasion—poetry) has appeared in the Atlantic, the AwlComplexFeminist Media StudiesHayden’s Ferry ReviewThe JournalNew Republic, the New Yorker, the Paris ReviewThe PointRolling StoneSpoon River Poetry ReviewTeen Vogue, and Vulture among other places.