Patricia  Schechter

Patricia Schechter


Fields of Expertise

women's history; public history; transnational history

Current Research

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

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

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 CACO Oral History Project 2009


"Madre y Matríz: The Politics of Town-Making in Cordoba, 1887-1905," Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies vol. 44, issue 1 (2019): Iberia in Entangled and Transnational Contexts, article 6.

"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 Seriously Playful Pedagogy for Gertrude Stein’s Late, Great Opera, 'The Mother of Us All.'” Teaching Gertrude Stein, eds. Logan Esdale and Deborah M. Mix. Modern Language Association, 2018. 

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

 “Feminist Historiography, Anti-Imperialism, and the Decolonial.” Empire's Twin: Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism, eds. 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 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 (spring 2020) 
  • PhD
    Princeton University