Entered Fall 2016
Augusta Thomson (www.augustaxthomson.com) received her BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Oxford University. She thinks about what it means to sustain the Camino Francés, a thousand-year-old pilgrimage route that transects the north of Spain. Her research intersects Christianity, Catholicism, neoliberalism, political theology, tourism, sustainability, mobility regimes, theopolitics, mediation, care, and healing. She employs multimodal research methodologies to ponder the relationship between walking, video, mobility, and visibility, where possible; and makes dialogical films about humans’ entanglement with space, place, movement, and material life. Augusta is not only committed to undertaking participatory, collaborative research; but as a proponent of the trend toward open access within academia, she is particularly committed to finding accessible outlets to share her research findings. Her writing has appeared in publications, such as The Daily Beast, New Internationalist, Al Jazeera English, HuffPo, and Religion & Politics.