Biographical Info of Charles Thompson

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.