Heath Pearson is a writer, anthropologist and abolitionist, currently at work on his dissertation manuscript based on long-term ethnographic and archival research in an East Coast rural county with four prisons.
His recently released articles, Stranger Things and the Upside Down Dawn of Donald Trump, and The Prickly Skin of White Supremacy: Race in the “Real America”, each explore the everydayness of White Supremacy—how it feels on the flesh and lingers in the land.
His most recent collaborations are with painter Eric Helvie, for his show Lotney. He produced an episode with VICE Media, for the series Weediquette, titled Search and Seizure.
With Nyle Fort, he co-organized the conference eighteen hundred and more: mourning the needy dead in the chaos of protest, featuring keeanga-yamahtta taylor, christina sharpe, tyler davis, emanuela kucik, samuel ng, joshua bennett, wind dell woods, zhaleh boyd, eddie s. glaude jr., kessie alexandre, chloé faux, kevin rigby jr., brandon hunter, joshua guild, aimee meredith cox, lashaya howie, ingrid norton, brian jones, nijah cunningham, ahmad greene-hayes, will mosley, jenn m. jackson, chaya crowder, mark lewis taylor, shana redmond, matt harris, ruha benjamin, mikey phillips, mlondolozi zondi, naomi murakawa, adam elliott-cooper, marcus lee, philip mcharris, derecka purnell, imani perry, kimberly bain, leonard curry, jas riley, daniel benjamin, clint smith, mick jenkins & jamila woods.
He organized with Princeton students and residents for an expansion of affordable housing.