Heath Pearson

Heath Pearson is a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Dept., an affiliate of the Dept. of African American Studies, and a Graduate Fellow in the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars. He is currently writing his dissertation, Carceral Frontiers:  Land Loss and Governance in an American Prison Town, based on  ethnographic and archival research in Cliptown, New Jersey, a rural town with five correctional facilities. His most recent academic article, "The Prickly Skin of White Supremacy," explores the co-constitution  of race and place in Huntington, Indiana, and the many ways  racialized violence lingers in the land, and on the skin, throughout  multiple generations. His most recent collaborative project is with VICE Media: Weediquette, Season 2, Episode 7, 'Search & Seizure. His most recent co-organized (with Nyle Fort) conference was the first African American Studies graduate student conference at Princeton University, 'eighteen hundred and more: mourning the needy dead in  the chaos of protest.' He also spends a great deal of time listening to music.