About the Author

Mark Schuller is Professor of Anthropology and Nonprofit and NGO Studies at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti. Supported by the National Science Foundation Senior and CAREER Grant, Bellagio Center, and others, Schuller’s research on NGOs, globalization, disasters, and gender in Haiti has been published in over forty book chapters and peer-reviewed articles as well as public media. He authored or coedited eight books including forthcoming Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe.

Mark is co-director / co-producer of documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). Schuller is co-editor of Berghahn Books’ Catastrophes in Context: a Series in Engaged Social Science on Disastersand University of Alabama Press’ NGOgraphies: a Series of Ethnographic Reflections of NGOs. Recipient of the Margaret Mead Award and the Anthropology in Media Award, he is active in several solidarity efforts. He is president of the Haitian Studies Association.

Rebellions are indeed built on hope. Truly, another world is possible and ready to be created. We are limited only by our imagination. Hopefully this book has in some small way helped expand yours. Now, while we still can, let’s change the world.

Mark Schuller