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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 early work detailed the recruitment and treatment of seafarers in the cruise industry. His most recently published research examines work in local/organic food movements including the use of tourists as volunteers on farms. 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, and Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Selected Professional Works
Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)
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.
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.