Patricia A. Reeve, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of History

Phone: 617-973-5306
Email: preeve@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1036

 

 

Education

  • PhD, Boston College
  • MA, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb
  • BA, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb

Research Interests

  • 19th-Century U.S. History
  • Histories of American gender and class relations
  • Intersection of the histories of labor, medicine, and public policy
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Publications Under Development

Julia Howington and Patricia A. Reeve, “Busing and Beyond: Creating a Holistic Approach to Undergraduate Teaching and Learning with Archival Collections,” (2018).

Reeve, The Bone and Sinew of the Nation: Industrial Workers on Health and Embodied Citizenship (1820 – 1912). Book Mss 255 pages

Selected Publications In Print

Reeve, “The ‘Bone and Sinew of the Nation’: Antebellum Workingmen on Health and Sovereignty,” in Tracy Penny Light, Barbara Brookes and Wendy Mitchinson (eds.), Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800–2000. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015, 25-52.

Kathryn E. Linder, Frank Rudy Cooper, Elizabeth M. McKenzie, Monika Raesch, & Patricia A. Reeve, “Intentional Teaching, Intentional Scholarship: Applying Backward Design Principles in a Faculty Writing Group,” Innovative Higher Education 39, No. 3 (2014): 217-229.

Reeve, “Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea,” in Symposium: The New Labor History Museum: A Status Report, Labor and Working-Class History of the Americas 9, No. 2 (Summer 2012): 144-146. 

Recent Conference Presentations

Convener and Co-presenter, “Teaching contested history: hands-on approaches to utilizing digitized primary sources in a pedagogical context to build research skills and teach critical historical literacy and analysis,” 2018 Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Sacramento, California. April 2018.

Chair and Co-presenter, “A Delicate Dance: Steps to Establishing a School/University Partnership,” 49th Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April 6, 2017.

Co-presenter, “Boston Public Schools Desegregation: From Digital Library to Classroom,” New England Archivists Spring Conference, Portland, Maine, April 2, 2016.

Invited, “Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea,” National Council on Public History, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 17-23, 2013.

Professional Activities

Collaborative Member, the Gateway Initiative. A partnership of the Boston Public School District, Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and TechBoston Academy, aimed at preparing Boston high school students for college studies (2016-2017, Participant: 2015 to Present).

Co-Director. Develop, design, and teach an annual summer graduate institute at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Offers educators and graduate students the opportunity to explore in depth a rich topic, with contemporary resonance, drawn from American social, cultural and political history. Co-sponsors: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Graduate Program in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston (2013 – 2016, and 2018).

Project humanist and consultant, On Equal Terms – Virtual. A digital exhibit by Susan Eisenberg, poet and non-fiction writer, and one of the nation’s first female electricians. The curated resources interrogate the preconditions to gender equality in the workplace, itself a prerequisite to economic democracy (2017-2018).

Courses Taught

American Life to the Civil War
American Life since the Civil War
U.S. Women’s History: Colonial to 1865
U.S. Women’s History: 1865 to present
Women, History, and Culture
Workers in America
Death, Disease, and Healing in American History
Unraveling Selfhood: the Body, Personal Identity, and Sexuality in American History

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Massachusetts Historical Society, Elected Fellow
National Council on Public History
Organization of American Historians