Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sociology And Anthropology
310 Adams Hall
Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.
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.
2014. The Art of Not Governing Port-au-Prince. Social and Economic Studies 63(2): 97–123.
2013. The Ontology of Freedom: The Unthinkable Miracle of Haiti. Journal of Haitian Studies 19(2): 54–74.
2013. Thinking With Others: Savage Thoughts about Anthropology and the West. Small Axe 42: 166–181.
2013. The Politics of Emergency. Reviews in Anthropology 42(2): 85–101.
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, pp. 27–49.
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.