Adom Philogene HeronPrincipal InvestigatorLecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths University
Dr Adom Philogene Heron (PhD, Social Anthropology, St Andrews 2017) is a lecturer in anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Centring his work in the Caribbean, he focuses on fatherhood and family, the social life of storms, Afro-diasporic ecologies and cosmologies. Adom is CCC’s Principal Investigator.
He leads Still Standing: the ti kai survey – a collaborative study of Dominica’s vernacular ti kais (kweyol: ‘small houses’) alongside SHAPE a Dominican heritage NGO and Architecture students from DSC. He co-leads the Dominica Story Project (with Dr Schuyler Esprit & Annabel Wilson), a collaborative filmmaking program that documents narratives of life since Maria.
Adom also leads Creative Repair, which showcases arts-based interventions that have emerged in the wake of Maria, Ericka, David and other storms, by documenting the work of visual artists, calypsonians and poets.
Adom has over 10 years of experience in Caribbean-focused anthropological experience and is delighted to return to Dominica, an island where he has familial/ancestral roots.