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Charles Thompson

Professor of the Practice of Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Box 90802, Durham, NC 27708-0802
1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705

Overview


My research is centered on critical food studies at the nexus where food justice and immigration meet, with particular linkages to Latin America and the U.S. South.  I am a filmmaker, photographer, oral historian, and writer.   My projects (both completed and current) address such topics as immigration, farmworkers, the US/Mexico border, the US South and its agricultural history, farm foreclosures, and food access.  For more about my work, please see my website: cdthomps.com.  

My latest book, Border Odyssey: Travels Along the US/Mexico Divide (Texas, 2015) is an ethnography and memoir about my travel along the 2,000-mile line that marks the division between the two countries.  My photographs and recent film work and an interactive map that accompany the book are here:  borderodyssey.com

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of the Practice of Cultural Anthropology · 2013 - Present Cultural Anthropology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1998 Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1994 M.A.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University · 1984 M.S.
Emory & Henry College · 1979 B.A.