DW Gibson

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dwgibson@hawaii.edu

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DW Gibson


DW Gibson is the author of the awarding-winning book The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century and Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy. He shared a National Magazine Award for his work on “This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn” for New York Magazine. His work has also appeared in Harper’s,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and The Caravan. Gibson has been a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered and “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a podcast co-produced by WNYC and The Nation. He is a frequent guest host for Midday. His documentary film, Not Working, a companion to the book, is available through Films Media Group. His directorial debut, Pants Down, premiered at Anthology Film Archives in New York.

Publications


Books: The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century    Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy.   Fourteen Miles (Simon & Schuster, forthcoming in 2020)    

Awards


National Magazine Award (2015)   Golden Apple Award  -- "Outstanding Achievement in Radio Show" (2016)   Independent Booksellers Association Award -- Gold Medal in Nonfiction (2015)   Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize -- Nonfiction (2015)      

Education


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Masters, Journalism, 2009   University of Texas at Austin Bachelors, English Literature, 1999

Courses


Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-100: Composition I