David Dent

David Dent

Associate Professor

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