Patricia Schiaffini

As Interviewed by Jenny Lu, March 16, 2014
"There’s always this issue of not only tradition versus modernity, but also your own culture versus the imported culture."
Patricia Schiaffini

Introductory Profile: About Patricia Schiaffini

Patricia Schiaffini was born in Argentina, raised in Spain, and is now living a comfortable life with her husband and two sons in a nice community in the Austin suburbs.

She’s a middle-aged woman with deep smile creases at the corners of her eyes. Patricia is an educated person with degrees that include a Master’s from Stanford. She works as a professor specializing in Chinese Language and Literature, Modern Tibet, and Modern Tibetan Literature, but to me, it’s her vast experiences with cultures from all around the world that makes her truly unique.