Thompson, Cheryl

An Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries. She is author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture. She previously held a Banting postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her work has appeared in The Conversation, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Spacing, Herizons Magazine, Halifax Coast, and Rabble.ca. Thompson was born and raised in Toronto, where she currently resides. She has also lived in the United States and in Windsor, Ontario. Her most recent work is Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics Of Loyalty (Coach House Books.)


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