About

Kenmore Thompson is an aspiring marketing gimmick currently based in and around so-called Vancouver, BC. Beginning in September 2020, a graduate student in anthropology at Simon Fraser University, Kenmore also has a wealth of experience in the social services sector.

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, he graduated from Memorial University in 2014 with a B.A. in anthropology, minoring in political science.

Since 2006 he has spent some time living in Nepal, Tanzania, and far-western China (Xinjiang). He has worked in over a dozen capacities, from custodian, to proofreader and english teacher, to shelter worker, to poultry farm manager. Kenmore brings natural competence and curiosity to all he does, and never shies away from an interesting opportunity.

Kenmore has been blogging since the early 2000’s on various websites lost to time.  In 2009 he wrote The Santa Claus Apprenticeship; a blog [since lost to a server implosion] about working with the Salvation Army during Christmas.

Since January 2020 Kenmore has produced and hosted Salt Water Thesis, an anthropologically-informed podcast project to examine and understand how Newfoundlanders and Labradorians understand themselves, and how they encounter the rest of the world.

This current iteration of kenmorethompson.com, launched in October 2016, is intended to function as a joint personal blog and portfolio. It is expected to develop and grow to accommodate Kenmore’s evolving interests. Currently the only thing to read is the page about Instated Emotion.