Dr. Thomas W Pearson

Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 318 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-1515
Email: pearsont@uwstout.edu
Personal website: uwstout.academia.edu/ThomasPearson

Professional Interests: Environmental anthropology; political ecology; social movements; disability rights; applied anthropology; Latin America and the United States


    • Ph D Anthropology
      State University of New York at Binghamton
      NY, 2009
    • MA Anthropology
      State University of New York at Binghamton,
      NY, United States, 2003
    • BA Sociology
      Trinity Christian College
      Palos Heights, IL, United States, 2000

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Pearson, T. (2016). Frac Sand Mining and the Disruption of Place, Landscape, and Community in Wisconsin. Human Organization, 75(1), 47-58.
    • Pearson, T. (2015). Public Anthropology and the Academic Labor Movement: Lessons from the 2011 Wisconsin Uprising. Anthropology of Work Review, 36(2), 52-61.
    • Pearson, T. (2013). Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin: Understanding Emerging Conflicts and Community Ogranizing. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE), 35(1), 30-40.
    • Pearson, T. (2013). ‘Life is Not for Sale!’: Confronting Free Trade and Intellectual Property in Costa Rica. American Anthropologist, 115(1), 58-71.
    • Pearson, T. (2012). Transgenic-Free Territories in Costa Rica: Networks, Place, and the Politics of Life. American Ethnologist, 39(1), 90-105.
    • Pearson, T. (2011). Naturaleza, neoliberalismo, y soberanía: la vida como espacio de lucha en Costa Rica.[Nature, Neoliberalism, and Sovereignty: Life as Space of Struggle in Costa Rica.] . Revista Biocenosis, 24(1-2), 45-53.
    • Pearson, T. (2009). On the Trail of Living Modified Organisms: Environmentalism within and against Neoliberal Order.. Cultural Anthropology, 24(4), 712-745.


    • Pearson, T. (Unpublished). When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Place, Community, and Democracy. , Under contract with the University of Minnesota Press.

    Anthropology News

    • Pearson, T. (2014). The ExtrAction Topical Interest Group: Anthropology at the Frontiers of Energy Development (Anthropology News). Anthropology News, 55(2).

    Book Review

    • Pearson, T. (2013). Review of "Seeds, Science and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops". American Journal of Human Biology, 25(6), 854-855.

    Book, Chapter

    • Pearson, T., Leal, O. F., & Henneman Vergara de Souza, R. (2010). A soberania e a vida em si: a crítica ambientalista da propriedade intelectual na Costa Rica. [Sovereignty and Life Itself: The Environmentalist Critique of Intellectual Property in Costa Rica.]. , 263-278.