Patricia O’Neill

Dr. Patricia O’Neill is a researcher, author, lecturer and former lawyer. She holds a DPhil (oxf) in sociology and social gerontology, a Juris Doctor, and Master’s degrees in gerontology, Italian history and education. She is a member of the California Bar and the British Society of Gerontology. Her recent book Urban Chinese Daughters (Palgrave, 2018) is available on Amazon.

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Celebrating secondary school teachers in Florence

In the last days of summer, when most of us were indulging in myriad entertainments, Florence’s secondary teachers were bracing for the fall semester. I learned this first-hand on an ...