Cheryl Thompson, Ryerson University

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Assistant Professor Toronto, Ontario cheryl.thompson@torontomu.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 544329

Bio/Research

Dr. Cheryl Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Performance. She was previously faculty in the School of Creative Industries (2018-2021). Dr. Thompson is the author of Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty (2021) and Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s B...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Cheryl Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Performance. She was previously faculty in the School of Creative Industries (2018-2021). Dr. Thompson is the author of Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty (2021) and Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture (2019). She is currently writing her third book, Blackface Up North: Minstrel Shows, Variety Acts, and the Boundaries of Community Stages (anticipated 2024; Wilfrid Laurier Press). Her first edited collection, Creative Industries in Canada (Canadian Scholars Press), co-edited with Dr. Miranda Campbell, will be published in Summer, 2022.

Dr. Thompson recently served as guest editor of a special issue of The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire on “Black Canadian Creativity, Expressive Cultures, and Narratives of Space and Place.” In 2021, she was named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.


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