Tracie McMillan


A working-class transplant from rural Michigan, Brooklyn-based writer Tracie McMillan has been covering America’s multiracial working class since the late 1990s. In 2012, she published her New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. In 2013, she was named a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, a year after she was named a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. She has taught journalism at Wesleyan University as a Koeppel Journalism Fellow and currently serves on the awards committee for the James Beard Journalism Awards.

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