Female Peace Corps Leaders’ Fight for Community Mobilization: One Billion Rising Against Gender-Based Violence


Rebekah Carnes & Sarah E. Riforgiate

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    Rebekah Carnes (MA Kansas State University) is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work and the Peace Corps campus coordinator at Kansas State University. Her research interests include gender, globalization, international development, and environmental sociology. Her Peace Corps service from 2013–2015 focused on HIV/AIDS prevention from a Monitoring and Evaluation standpoint, where she integrated research interests in volunteerism and worker identity. Her current research projects include capacity building and gender inclusion in Agro-ecology Peace Corps projects, gender-based violence, and cultural tourism.

    Sarah E. Riforgiate (PhD, Arizona State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her research and teaching concentrate on the intersections of organizational and interpersonal communication, particularly in regards to public paid work and private life, to increase understanding and develop practical solutions to improve interactions. Research projects include work–life concerns, emotions in organizations, conflict, leadership and policy communication. Her work has been published in Communication Monographs, Journal of Family Communication, Management and Communication Quarterly, Western Journal of Communication, and the Electronic Journal of Communication.

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