Patricia Schechter

Patricia A. Schechter

Ph.D. Princeton University (1993)

Market Center Building (MCB)
Office MCB 135A
1600 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Phone 503-725-3007


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Fields of Expertise

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

Current Research

Terrible: The Women of Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, 1904-1934

Digital and Public History Projects

Fanny and Sam: A New York Love Story, podcast and blog, 2017

Race and Rights in Oregon, webportal, 2015

Lyric Truth: Paintings, Drawings and Embroideries by Rosemarie Beck, exhibit and symposium, 2015

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

Healing from Cambodian Genocide: The Oral History Project of CACO, 2009


"A History of Colonial Inscription: 'The Wedding' and 'The Buddy Story' in Oklahoma Statehood Commemorations,"Postcolonial Studies 21, no. 1 (March 2018): 1-21


 "A Feminist Case for the Decolonial," Special Issue of Feminist Studies  on decolonial and postcolonial approaches, vol. 43, no. 3 (2017): 646-655.


“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, forthcoming 2018. 


 “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 (spring 2018)
  • HST 341   Women and Gender in the United States, 1848-1920
  • HST 342   Women and Gender in the United States, 1920 to present
  • HST 492/592  Research Seminar in Women's History
  • HST 413/513  Topics in Transnationalism (Company Towns, fall 2018)
  • HST 369  Women in World History - The Iberian Atlantic (spring 2018)