Greg Beckett is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University, in London, Ontario (Canada). He completed a BA in linguistic anthropology and an MA in anthropology at Western and an MA and PhD in anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberals Arts at the University of Chicago. Before joining the Anthropology Department at Western he taught at Bowdoin College in Maine.
His first book, There is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince (University of California Press, 2019) is an intimate ethnographic portrait of crisis that explores how it feels to live amid the ruins of ecological devastation, economic collapse, political upheaval, violence, and humanitarian disaster. It is about how catastrophic events and larger political and economic forces shape the most intimate aspects of everyday life and about how ordinary people struggle to survive in Port-au-Prince in the twenty-first century.