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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Patricia Smith

Lecturer
Department of Romance Studies

Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith

Lecturer
Department of Romance Studies

Biography: 

Patricia Smith has been a Lecturer at Tufts since 2003. Her Faculty Fellowship, “Historic Memory:  Connecting the Past to the Present,” will help develop a new curricular component for the course "Themes of the Spanish Civil War," which she has been teaching for the past eight years. The fellowship will allow Smith to seek out more guest speakers on issues of reparation and remembrance. In addition, students will again keep diaries and present a mini-conference at the end of the fall semester, in Spanish and English, with faculty members from other departments in the audience.  With some of the funds, he hope to take students to a conference on Civic Studies or on the teaching of history. In their diaries, they will reflect upon how they have been taught history and research, and how they believe the history of wars and genocide should be taught.  The class will also visit at least one museum of memory as a group, and students will be encouraged to visit others on their own.