April 19, 2003 - Personal Web Page: Ellen Hansen lived in Ecuador for over two years and worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Andes

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Ellen Hansen lived in Ecuador for over two years and worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Andes



Ellen Hansen lived in Ecuador for over two years and worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Andes

Ellen Hansen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Geography

Iím Ellen Hansen. I came to Emporia State University in 1999, after completing my Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Arizona in Tucson. I teach World Regional Geography as well as a variety of upper division courses, including Geography of Latin America, Geography of the Great Plains and of Kansas, Gender and Geography, Cultural Geography, and Urban Geography. I regularly offer upper division courses on the internet as well as in the classroom.

My current research concerns women working in the maquiladoras, foreign-owned factories in Mexican border cities. I lived at the U.S.-Mexico border for a year doing fieldwork for my doctorate, and return there regularly to visit and observe life in that unique setting. I am also interested in gender issues in international development, especially in Latin America. I lived in Ecuador for over two years and worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Andes. If you are interested in the possibility of doing long-term volunteer work as a Peace Corps Volunteer, please talk to me. I have a variety of materials in my office and many stories I love to share about my work in animal husbandry with indigenous sheep farmers in the highlands of Ecuador. You can also check out the Peace Corps website where you can see where Peace Corps sends volunteers, download the application form, find out about upcoming recruiting events in the areas, and lots more.

The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved the Latin American Studies Minor at Emporia State University. I coordinate the required core course for the program, CW210, Introduction to Latin American Studies, usually in the fall, but also according to the requests of students participating in the minor program. You can contact me or Dr. Dwight Moore in Biology for more information about the program.

This spring I'm teaching World Regional Geography, GE101MB and GE101MC, and Cultural Geography, GE354ZA, online, through the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program in the Office of Lifelong Learning. You can see a description of these courses on the Social Sciences web page.



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