David Dent

David Dent

Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director

David J. Dent, an Associate Professor of Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, is author of In Search of Black America: Discovering the African-American Dream. He has lectured on the “invisible black majority” at universities across the country and has twice won NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching. He contributes regularly to Vice.com on politics and has written for many publications including The New York Times Magazine, Book Review and Education Life sections, PBS Newshour.com, Psychology Today,, Inc. Fortune Small Business, GQ, Playboy, Essence and The Washington Post. He and his wife, Valerie, are founders of Write for the Future, an organization committed to using the tools of journalism to help high school students improve their writing skills. He has also led nonfiction writing workshops across the country. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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David J. Dent’s In Search of Black America

 

Published Works

The Daily Beast
January 10th, 2021
The D.C. Riot Was ‘A Sad Day’ for Republicans in Obama-Trump Counties
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
The Daily Beast
December 7th, 2020
Black Doctors Try to Get Through to Vaccine Resisters
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
The Daily Beast
November 23rd, 2020
More Black Men Went With Trump This Time. I Asked a Few of Them Why.
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
The Daily Beast
August 11th, 2020
Black Lives Matter Activists Court Trump Converts in Crossover Counties
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Newsweek
June 16th, 2020
Can a Common Ethos Still Bridge The Racial Divide? | Opinion
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
The Daily Beast
June 8th, 2020
The Dramatic Rise in Gun Ownership among African Americans in the Trump Era
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
The Daily Beast
May 24th, 2020
Here’s What Trump’s Black Male Supporters Say They See in Him
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
The Daily Beast
April 16th, 2020
The Black Pastor Watching COVID-19 Ravage His Community
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
November 26th, 2018
Could a Democratic Victory in Mississippi Stop Millennials from Fleeing?
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
November 9th, 2018
These Democrats Scored Shocking Victories in Republican Strongholds
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
November 6th, 2018
A Stacey Abrams Victory Would Show How Much Georgia Has Transformed
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
September 12th, 2018
Arguments About Trump Have Been Ruining the Jersey Shore All Summer
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
July 31st, 2018
This ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Loved Trump Until He Actually Became President
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
June 27th, 2018
Inside the Lives of White Students at Historically Black Colleges
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
December 20th, 2017
Inside the Desperate, Long-Shot Attempt to Bring Down Paul Ryan
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
September 20th, 2017
Regretful Trump Voters: ‘I Don’t Understand How It Could Be Worse’
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
November 13th, 2016
The Voters Who Put Both Obama and Trump in the White House
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
November 9th, 2016
Trump Performance in Swing Counties
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Vice
October 27th, 2016
The Young Black Men Who Would Be Republicans if Not for Trump
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Bush Obama America
July 22nd, 2016
The Super Trump Card
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
July 22nd, 2016
Cleveland: A Different World For A Week
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
June 20th, 2016
Bush-Obama Voter Profile: A Conservative Republican who Supports Bernie
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
PBS
February 4th, 2016
Donald Trump’s Iowa legacy: more Latino caucus goers than ever
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
December 10th, 2015
A View of “The Donald” in New Hampshire’s Swing County: “He’s a Kardashian…He’s Bruce Jenner!”
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
June 30th, 2015
Processing Charleston’s Week of Grace
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
June 29th, 2015
Bernie in Bush-Obama America: A Movement or a Candidate?
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
March 13th, 2015
Cotton for President? Or Someone Like Him? Bush-Obama Views of 2016
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
December 8th, 2014
Presidential Scripts for the Stages of Police Brutality
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director
Huffington Post
November 4th, 2014
Midterm Views From Bush-Obama Counties
David Dent
Associate Professor | New York/Nation, Director