Gabriel Thompson has worked as a journalist, community organizer, union researcher, and investigator of capital punishment cases involving undocumented Mexican immigrants. He is the author of three books: Working in the Shadows, There’s No José Here, and Calling All Radicals. He has written for The Nation, New York magazine, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. He has been interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, and Salon. Thompson is the recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award, the Studs Terkel Media Award, and a collective Sidney Hillman Award. He is working on a book about the life and times of legendary community organizer Fred Ross.