Charlie D Thompson
  • Charlie D Thompson

  • Professor of the Practice and Adjunct Professor of Religion
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • 1317 W Pettigrew St
  • Phone: +1 919 660 3657
  • Fax: +1 919 681 7600
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bio

    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: My latest book, Border Odyssey: Travels Along the US/Mexico Divide (Texas, spring 2015) is an ethnography, history, and memoir associated with my travels 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: I’m also deeply interested in the ethics of fieldwork, and engage in these questions both through Cultural Anthropology and my work with the Center for Documentary Studies.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
      • 1998
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