Cheryl Thompson

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Assistant Professor Co-Director, Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought (SMACT) at The Creative School Member, Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists The Creative School School of Performance Toronto, Ontario cheryl.thompson@ryerson.ca

Bio/Research

Dr. Cheryl Thompson is the author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture (2019) and Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty (2021). In 2021, Dr. Thompson will launch a research lab that focuses on the study of Black representation and archives. Dr. T...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Cheryl Thompson is the author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture (2019) and Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty (2021). In 2021, Dr. Thompson will launch a research lab that focuses on the study of Black representation and archives. Dr. Thompson’s academic essays have appeared in Emergent Feminisms: Challenging a Post-Feminist Media Culture; the Journal of Canadian Studies; Canadian Journal of History Annales canadiennes d'histoire (CJH/ACH), Feminist Media Studies, and Fashion Studies. Dr. Thompson is currently researching Canada's history of blackface performance funded through a SSHRC-Insight Development Grant, and a SSHRC-Connection Grant, in collaboration with Pink Moon Studio, she is co-producing a feature documentary film based on her research. In addition to her academic writing, Dr. Thompson is a columnist with Herizons, Canada's leading feminist magazine. She is also a frequent contributor to The Conversation, Spacing and Zoomer, with one of her recent works appearing in the New York Times.

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