ark Schuller is Assistant Professor of African American Studies andAnthropology at York College, the City University of New York. In addition to understanding contemporary Haiti, Schuller’s research contributes to theories of globalization, NGOs, civil society, and development. Winner of the APLA paper prize, Schuller has published a half-dozen peer-reviewed articles and a couple book chapters about Haiti in addition to several articles in public media including Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, and the Center for International Policy. He co-edited Capitalizing on Catastrophe: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction (2008, Alta Mira) and Homing Devices: the Poor as Targets of Public Housing Policy and Practice (2006, Lexington). Schuller is also co-producer and co-director of documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2009, Documentary Educational Resources). He is upcoming chair of the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Human Rights and Social Justice Committee and is active in a range of grassroots efforts.
Following the earthquake, Schuller was part of one of the first teams to respond, a grassroots medical mission in his neighborhood.
For his analysis of the current situation and the aid response, visit his blog on Huffington Post.