Greg Beckett is a cultural anthropologist who studies crisis, disaster, and trauma from the standpoint of lived experience. His work focuses on how people make sense of ordinary and exceptional events and on the ethical and political relationships that emerge in and around our response to crises. He conducts research in Haiti, the Caribbean, and North America. He is currently working on a study of blackouts, budgets, and the political infrastructure of disaster in Haiti, and a book-length ethnography of the experience of trauma and PTSD.