Department of Communication
George Mason University
Timothy Gibson's research interests include critical/cultural studies, the political economy of communication, popular culture, and political communication. Tim received his PhD in communication from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. His 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. He has published two books, Securing the Spectacular City: The Politics of Revitalization and Homelessness in Downtown Seattle and Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context (co-edited with Mark Lowes). He is currently gearing up to interview journalists regarding how they make decisions about climate change coverage. Tim's climate change-related interests include exploring how unequal distributions of economic and social power distort climate change policy debates.
BA, Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College
MA, Communication from the University of Massachusetts
PhD, Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.
Gibson, T. A. & Lowes, M. (Eds.). (2006). Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Gibson, T. A. (2003). Securing the Spectacular City: The Politics of Revitalization and Homelessness in Downtown Seattle. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.