Elizabeth Wirtz – Mark Schuller

Elizabeth Wirtz is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Purdue University. Her research interests include refugees, humanitarian aid, gender-based violence, and reproductive health. She has conducted research in Kenya, Uganda, and India on issues ranging from violence and aid in refugee camps to local perceptions of international engineering development projects to traditional birth attendants’ impact on maternal health.  Mark Schuller is Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the State University of Haiti. Schuller has three dozen scholarly publications on NGOs, globalization, disasters, and gender in Haiti. Schuller wrote or co-edited seven books, including Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti and co-directed documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy. Recipient of the Margaret Mead Award, Schuller is active in several solidarity efforts.

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