Dr Adom Philogene Heron

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Anthropology
Email a.heron (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 8228 5985
Dr Adom Philogene Heron

I'm an ethnographer of the Caribbean whose work spans: (I) black ecologies, hurricanes & repair; (II) Bristol's spectral post-slavery geographies; & (III) Caribbean kinship, fatherhood & their affects. Methodologically, I'm committed to collaborative & experimental ethnographies (incl. digital cartography, visual, sound, Caribbean poetics). My scholarly praxis seeks the 'grounding' of urgent questions –e.g. on environmental racial justice, how we remember slavery and Caribbean fatherhood– within public dialogues

Currently I am PI on the £0.5M GCRF Surviving Storms | CCC project, aiming to digitally map hurricane survivals and repair in Dominica

I have written for Antipode, JRAI, Transforming Anthropology, Sargasso, Suomen Antropologi, SAA Archaeological Record, Public Books, numerous edited books and featured on several multimodal platforms (Surviving Society, Geographies of Risk, Mandem x Barbican). I am part of The Dark Laboratory and Goldsmiths Critical Ecologies collectives

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Social Anthropology (St Andrews) 2017
  • MRes, Social Anthropology (St Andrews) 2012
  • BA, Social Anthropology and Development Studies (Sussex) 2010

Research projects

2019-2022: GCRF Caribbean Cyclone Cartography | Surviving Storms project
3-year ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund project that seeks to map the social histories and futures of hurricane r

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