Mind the Gap


  • Brendan Rand Tuttle The City University of New York (CUNY) and Forcier - South Sudan


Review of: 

SUSANNA M. HOFFMAN & ROBERTO E. BARRIOS, 2020, Disaster upon Disaster: Exploring the Gap between Knowledge, Policy & Practice, New York: Berghahn Books, 343 pp., ISBN 9781789203455

Author Biography

Brendan Rand Tuttle, The City University of New York (CUNY) and Forcier - South Sudan

Brendan Tuttle holds a PhD in anthropology and has worked in various roles in humanitarian relief in South Sudan. He is also a Research Associate with the Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). His present position requires “a specific statement to the effect that the opinions and views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of USAID."


Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller, eds., Contextualizing Disaster (Berghahn, 2016)

Mark Duffield, “Risk-Management and the Fortified Aid Compound: Everyday Life in Post-Interventionary Society,” Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 4, no. 4 (2010), 453-474

Susanna Hoffman and Anthony Oliver-Smith, Catastrophe and Culture (School of American Research Press, 2002)

Anthony Oliver-Smith and Susanna Hoffman, eds., The Angry Earth (Routledge, 1999)

William Torry, “Anthropological Studies in Hazardous Environments: Past Trends and New Horizons,” Current Anthropology 20, no. 3 (1979), 517-540