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Faculty bio-Patricia Schechter



Patricia Schechter

Ph.D. Princeton University (1993)

Contact Info:

Cramer Hall 492-F
schechterp @

Office hours for 2016-17 AY:
Thursday, 2-3 pm

Interim Chair

Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies

Fields of Expertise

women's history; public history; transnationalism and world history

Current Research

El Terrible: Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, 1914-1934

Public History Projects

Web Portal, 2015 Race and Rights in Oregon

Lyric Truth: Paintings, Drawings and Embroideries by Rosemarie Beck, 2015 (digital archive)

Say We Are Here: Culture, Community & Activism Across Four Generations of Black Oregonians, 2012


"A Feminist Case for the Decolonial," article accepted for publication by Feminist Studies in 2017.


"Shadows of Violence, Rings of Loss: Women in Oklahoma Statehood,"  article submitted to Journal of American Studies


“A Seriously Playful Pedagogy for Gertrude Stein’s Late, Great Opera, The Mother of Us All” in Teaching Gertrude Stein, eds. Logan Esdale and Deborah M. Mix. New York: Modern Language Association. Accepted, 2015. 

 “Feminist Historiography, Anti-Imperialism, and the Decolonial.” Empire's Twin: Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism, edited by Jay Sexton and Ian Tyrrell. Cornell University Press, 2015.

 Exploring the Decolonial Imaginary: Four Transnational Lives. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader. An oral memoir of Avel Louise Gordly. Oregon State University Press, 2011.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930. University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 


  • HST 340  Women and Gender in America to 1848
  • HST 341  Women and Gender in the United States, 1848-1920
  • HST 342  Women and Gender in the United States, 1920 to present
  • HST 343  American Family History
  • HST 405/407 Seminars in Women's History
  • HST 413/513 Topics in Transnationalism
  • HST 369 Women in World History - The Iberian Atlantic