Faculty bio-Patricia Schechter



Patricia A. Schechter, Professor
Ph.D. Princeton University (1993)

Interim Director, Conflict Resolution Program

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Fields of Expertise

women's history; public history; transnational history

Current Research

El Terrible: Life and Labor in Pueblonuevo, 1887-1939

Digital and Public History Projects

Get it on Paper: 20 Years of Street Roots, exhibit 2019

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

Race and Rights in Oregon, research & teaching webportal 2015

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

Say We Are Here: Culture, Community & Activism Across Four Generations of Black Oregonians 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 vol. 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, 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
  • 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 (fall 2019)
  • HST 369 Women in World History - The Iberian Atlantic
  • HST 413/513 Topics in Transnationalism
  • HST 491-2/591-2  Readings and Research in Women's History
  • HST 495/595  Public History Lab