Occupation: Writer, researcher, resident scholar
University: University of Arizona (Spring 2018 residency)
Organizations: People’s Theatre Productions
Links: Twitter: @GSchivone
Gabriel Schivone is a writer-participant in social movements of Palestine, indigeneity, migration, labor, and ethnic studies. His forthcoming nonfiction book Making the New “Illegal”: How Decades of US Involvement in Central America Triggered the Modern Wave of Immigration (Prometheus Books, spring 2018) includes a foreword written by world-renowned social critic and linguist Noam Chomsky. Schivone is currently a spring 2018 resident of the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.
He has published widely on issues of homeland security technology and surveillance along the US-Mexico border and in Israeli-occupied Palestine, Israeli arms trade in Central America, U.S.-Mexico drug wars. Schivone’s essays, news and analysis have appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation, London Guardian, McClatchy Newspapers, Paris Le Monde Diplomatique, Electronic Intifada, Huffington Post, and others. As a commentator, his remarks and writings have been quoted or excerpted by the New York Times and Washington Post, among others.
His first fiction, The Teacher’s Strike (written under the penname Gabby Matthews), enjoyed critical acclaim by the London Times Educational Supplement, The Chicago News, and received press coverage in MSN.com, Education Week, The Daily Beast, The Chicago Reader, and elsewhere. His short play 558 Days was published in 2017 by Break the Wall Theatre Project. In 2017 Schivone founded People’s Theatre Productions as a radical theatre co-operative to produce leftist drama otherwise deemed too controversial for the stage. In 2007 he received the Frederica Hearst Prize for Lyrical Poetry. He is from Tucson, Arizona based in New York City.