Location: Bowdoin / Greg Beckett

Sociology and Anthropology

Greg Beckett

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Contact Information

Sociology And Anthropology
310 Adams Hall

Fall 2014

  • Ordinary Ethics: Value and Action in Everyday Life (ANTH 2116)
  • Understanding Crisis: Anthropological Perspectives on Emergency (ANTH 2254)

Greg Beckett - Bowdoin College


  • M.A., Ph.D. Chicago
  • B.A., M.A. Western Ontario

Greg Beckett conducts ethnographic and archival research on the relationship between environmental, urban, and political crises in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His current research project examines the ethical and political dimensions of international intervention and emergency response following the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

2013. “Rethinking the Haitian Crisis.” In The Idea of Haiti: History, Development and the Creation of New Narratives, Millery Polyné, ed. University of Minnesota Press.

Forthcoming. “The Politics of Emergency.” Reviews in Anthropology.

(Under review) “Sustaining Slums: The Problem of Planning in Port-au-Prince.” In Situating Sustainability in an Unequal World: Urban Ecology Across Border and Contexts, Anne Rademacher ed.
2010 “Phantom Power: Notes on Provisionality in Haiti.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency. John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 39–51.

2004. “Master of the Wood: Moral Authority and Political Imaginaries in Haiti.” PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 27(2): 1–19.