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1967: Theodore Macdonald served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in Galapagos Islands beginning in 1967
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Theodore Macdonald can be contacted at tmacdonafasdharvarddedu
Country of Service: Ecuador
Training Group: Bozeman
Cities you served in: Galapagos Islands
Arrival Year: 1967
Departure Year: 1970
COOP Organization, school
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
construction,teaching (due to absence of teachers after school was built!, communiy development
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I left the Peace Corps (1970) more curious than I entered. So, after a short stint as a Spanish Speaking Social Worker, I entered graduate school, hoping to study with Oscar Lewis and thus learn how to gather stories in Cuba. He died, so I went on to study Amazonian peoples, got a PhD for Illinois, taught at the Univ. of Wisconsin for 2 years, then went to Harvard to work with the human rights organization Cultural Survival in 1979, where I stayed for 12 years. Fascinating!!. Now I am a Lecturer in an undergraduate honors program, Social Studies, and a Fellow at the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies, with great students but still curious. Albert Camus remains my culture hero and Mick Jagger is my Walter Mitty fantasy.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Probably the most formative of my life.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone and everyone from that period
Originally posted: 8/1/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1967; Peace Corps Ecuador; Directory of Ecuador RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Ecuador RPCVs
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