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Jeffrey F.L. Partridge
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Action Lab
Phone: (860) 297-5166 Office Location: 10 Constitution Plaza
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Trinity College faculty member since 2020
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Degrees:
Ph.D., National Univ. of Singapore (2000)
M.A., Univ. of Minnesota,Twin Cities (1989)
B.A., Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara (1986)

Jeffrey Partridge studied literature as an undergraduate at UCSB and as an M.A. student at the University of Minnesota before discovering an interest in Asian American literature at the National University of Singapore, where he completed his Ph.D. and subsequently taught as an assistant professor. He lived and taught in China in 1988 and 1989-90 and in Singapore from 1992-2002. After teaching in the English departments at CCSU and UConn, Professor Partridge was hired at Capital Community College, where he has served for ten years as chair of the humanities department and is currently the CCC faculty director for the Liberal Arts Action Lab, a partnership with Trinity College.

Professor Partridge authored Beyond Literary Chinatown (University of Washington Press), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 2007. In 2010, he attended an NEH summer workshop in Cleveland that stimulated an interest in place-based education, and that led to an NEH grant to start the Hartford Heritage Project at Capital Community College.  As director of the HHP, Professor Partridge works with faculty and Hartford arts and cultural institutions to develop curriculum-based experiences for students, including fully place-based courses at museums.