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Assistant Professor, Performance, Toronto Metropolitan University

Cheryl Thompaon is an assistant professor in Performance at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University. She is the author of "Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada's Black Beauty Culture," and "Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty." She writes at the intersections of race, media, and performance. She has co-edited a book, "Creative Industries in Canada," with Miranda Campbell that will be published in August 2022. Cheryl is currently writing her third book on Canada's history of blackface.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor , Ryerson University


  • 2015 
    McGill University , Communication Studies


Member, the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists