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
- PhD, Social Anthropology (St Andrews) 2017
- MRes, Social Anthropology (St Andrews) 2012
- BA, Social Anthropology and Development Studies (Sussex) 2010
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
Geographies of Risk Podcast (S2E07) Dr Adom P H - Caribbean cyclone cartography | surviving storms
Disasters – and resilient responses to them – are personal, in ways that never appear in news cycles or the bottom-lines of big-budget recovery packages.
Grants and awards
Caribbean Cyclone Cartography: Mapping histories, narratives and futures of hurricane 'resilience' in a changing climate.
ESRC GCRF Equitable Resilience Grant (2019-22)