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1966 (entered training Fall, 65): Elizabeth Sanders served in Chile in Valparaiso beginning in 1966 (entered training Fall, 65)
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Elizabeth Sanders can be contacted at mes14acornelldedu
Country of Service: Chile
Training Group: Albuquerque, NM
Cities you served in: Valparaiso
Arrival Year: 1966 (entered training Fall, 65)
Departure Year: 1968
Work Description: community development (Centros de Madres, school in Playa
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
My name when in the PC was Elizabeth Sanders Gardner. Divorced 1975.
After PC, I worked for Project Hope, finished my MA thesis at Georgetown,
returned to Alabama to teach in a black high school; then got an adjunct
teaching job at Auburn Unniversity. In 1973 entered Cornell University.
Completed ph.d in American politics in 1978. Taught at Rice University, then
at New School in NYC. Married Richard Bensel in 1979. Now a professor at
Cornell University, Department of government. One son, now 22. Last book
(1999), "Farmers, Workers, and the State" won Greenstone Prize. First
book won Kammerer Prize. Would like to hear fom Chile 65 vols.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Those were the days.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
esp. Pat and Diane, my co-teachers at Playa Ancha, parte arriba; others
Originally posted: June 19, 2002
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