Good afternoon everyone,
I hope you are as well as possible during this unprecedented time. I'm writing because several years ago you were kind enough to circulate a request through your RPCV listservs for folks to fill out a survey and/or sit for an interview about their experiences in the Peace Corps.
The culmination of that project has just been published in book form, which you can see here. I wish I could send a hard copy to everyone, but that's beyond the scope of the publishing agreement. However, the code CUP30 gets people a 30% discount. While it is an academic book, it's designed to be largely accessible to a general audience.
Additionally, I have attached the scholarly articles that I've published from the dataset to this email. Bear in mind that these are printed in sociology and/or management journals, so they're a bit more technical, but here they are.
With best wishes for everyone's health and safety,
Meghan Elizabeth Kallman, PhD
School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
New book: Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2020. The Death of Idealism: Development and Anti-Politics in the Peace Corps. New York: Columbia University Press.
"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something." ~ Henry David Thoreau