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Terry, William

Terry, William

Associate Professor

Office: 204 Hardin Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3153

Ph.D., University of South Carolina (2009)

Professor Terry came to Clemson University in 2009. As an economic geographer with core interests in labor and tourism, his past work has detailed the recruitment and treatment of seafarers in the cruise industry as well as the use of tourists as volunteers on local/organic farms through the organization WWOOF-USA. Currently, he is working at a project that examines the use of international guest workers and the role of temporary work visas in meeting labor shortages in the hotel and resort industry around the Carolinas. At Clemson, his classes include World Regional Geography, Economic Geography, Tourism Geography, Food & Society, Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Terry, W.C. (2016) Solving seasonality in tourism? Labour shortages and guest worker programmes in the USA. Area. 48(1): 111-118.

Terry, W.C. and Smith, C. A. (2015) Charleston, South Carolina: From Holy City to Static City–Historic Preservation, and the Cruise Ship Controversy. Focus on Geography. 58(3): 121-137.

Terry, W.C. (2014) The Perfect Worker: Discursive makings of Filipinos in the workplace hierarchy of the globalized cruise industry. Social and Cultural Geography. 15(1): 73-93.

Terry, W. (2014) Solving labor problems and building capacity in sustainable agriculture through volunteer tourism. Annals of Tourism Research. 49: 94-107.

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Terry, W. C. (2011) “Geographic limits to global labor market flexibility: The human resources paradox of the cruise industry”. Geoforum. 42 (6): 660-670.

Mitchell, J. T. and W. C. Terry. (2011). "Contesting Pisco: Chile, Peru, and the Politics of Trade." The Geographical Review. 101 (4): 518-536.

Terry, W.C. (2009) “Working on the Water: On Legal Space and Seafarer Protection in the Cruise Industry”. Economic Geography. 85 (4): 463-482.