Dr. Carmen Thompson teaches in VOICES (Visioning Organizations: Inclusive Communities & Equitable Spaces) in the module on Race and Ethnicity.
Dr. Carmen Thompson is a history instructor at Portland Community College. Since 2009, Dr. Thompson has taught a wide range of courses at Portland Community College including the U.S. History survey, the African American History survey, Introduction to History, and Race and Racism. Dr. Thompson holds a Master’s degree in African American Studies from Columbia University in New York and a PhD in U.S. History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Thompson’s research interests include the history of slavery and the slave trade in the early America and Pre-colonial West Africa, early African American history, race and racism in America, and the Great Migration. Dr. Thompson is committed to student success and completion, particularly in underserved and underrepresented communities. In furtherance of these goals, Dr. Thompson has served as the Faculty Advisor for the Multicultural Center’s Student-led Research Project on Campus Climate, the History Focus Award Committee Chair, and the Co-founder and Co-chair of Portland Community College’s Dual Credit Program’s History Summit. Dr. Thompson counts among her many awards, The Social Justice Comrade Award, presented to her in June 2014 from the Multicultural Center, “For (her) support of student leadership and educational equity.”