B.A. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Hawes Spencer is an author, instructor, speaker, and journalist. He wrote "Summer of Hate," the definitive account of the 2017 racial violence in Charlottesville, published by the University of Virginia Press. He has reported for such news outlets as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, National Public Radio, and the Daily Beast. After earning his degree in economics and urban studies at Trinity University, Spencer founded and operated two Charlottesville newsweeklies: C-ville and the Hook. As editor of the Hook, his staff earned over 150 awards from the Virginia Press Association during a decade-long run. Three times, his staff earned the Association's top honor, the Journalistic Integrity and Community Service Award, most recently for the newspaper's coverage of the June 2012 ouster and subsequent reinstatement of University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan. Spencer is a regular contributor to Richmond-based National Public Radio affiliate VPM.

Teaching Interests: SMAD 210 - News Reporting & Writing
Research/Creative Activities: Contributing reporter for various Virginia and media outlets. Author of "Summer of Hate"


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