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K. Jessica Hsu and Mark Schuller

K. Jessica Hsu and Mark Schuller



K. Jessica Hsu is an Anthropologist and solidarity activist who has spent most of her last 15 years working with communities in rural Haiti looking at issues of labor, agriculture, gender and community development. She is currently based in Port-au-Prince working with various Haitian civil society organizations as International Advocacy and Communications Officer and is Secretary of the Lambi Fund of Haiti.

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. Schuller’s research on NGOs, globalization, disasters, and gender in Haiti has been published in over forty peer-reviewed chapters and articlesHe authored or coedited eight books, including Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe, and co-directed/ co-produced the documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). 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.Comments