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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 2015-16 AY:
on sabbatical

Fields of Expertise

women's history; public history; transnationalism

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


"Forget the Rest: Commemorating Oklahoma Statehood," Under consideration at Frontiers: A Journal of Women's 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. 

 “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 496/596 & 409/509, Public History Seminars
  • HST 413/513 Topics in Women, Gender, and Transnationalism
  • HST 299 Women in World History