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Timothy Gibson
Rebuilding, Poverty, Space, Post-Disaster Recovery
Communications, Media / Production
Location(s) of Work:
New Orleans

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Timothy Gibson received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He received his M.A. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and he received his Ph.D in Communication from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. Dr. Gibson's interests include critical/cultural studies, the political economy of communication, popular culture, and political communication. His own research has focused primarily on representations of wealth and poverty in urban America, and the circulation of these representations in the news media, in local communities, and among urban policy-makers. Recent publications include an article in the Journal of Communication Inquiry on ethnographic approaches to critical audience research, an analysis of discourses of race and class on ABC News Nightline published in Rethinking Marxism, and a co-authored book on Canada's press entitled, The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press (published by Garamond Press). At George Mason, he teaches classes in media and popular culture, including Mass Media and Communication Systems and Foundations of Mass Communication.

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