Interview with Roberta "Bobbie" McQuaid-Monou, April 21, 2021

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Roberta (Bobbie) McQuaid Monou served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia from 1978-80. Drawing on her experience working in the prison system in New Jersey, she served as the first liaison between the prison system, the courts and the Governor’s office on Truk recommending the conditions of prisoner parole. She worked under the direction of a James Rawley, a Peace Corps lawyer, who wrote the new parole law, which followed Truk customs of regret and forgiveness in dealing with crimes such as drunkenness. She tells stories about her work, negotiating the role of women in Truk, living with a family, and valuing local customs of respect. She also talks about becoming guardian for a young boy in the family, marrying and having a son with a Truk man, and living in Guam working with violent offenders in the prison system for 8 years after her service.

Interview Accession

2021oh0255_pcrv0178

Interviewee Name

Roberta "Bobbie" McQuaid-Monou

Interviewer Name

Evelyn Ganzglass

Interview Date

2021-04-21

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McQuaid-Monou, Roberta Interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. 21 Apr. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McQuaid-Monou, R. (2021, April 21). Interview by E. Ganzglass. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McQuaid-Monou, Roberta, interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. April 21, 2021, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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