Photo of Matthew Gibson

Matthew Gibson is executive director of Virginia Humanities. He got his start in the digital and public humanities in 1998 when he served as assistant and later associate director of the University of Virginia Library’s Electronic Text Center, one of the first free, web-accessible, and searchable full-text libraries in the world. In 2005, Matthew received his PhD in English and American Studies from the University of Virginia with a dissertation focused on the production of white vigilante narratives in popular American fiction from the white supremacist novels of Thomas Dixon to the 2004 creation of the Minuteman Project along the Southwest border of the United States. Matthew serves on Virginia’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission and Virginia’s African American Cultural Resources Task Force. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Francesca and Bennett. Photo by Stevan Michaels.