York College / City University of New York
Grasso, Linda

Grasso, Linda



Phone: 718-262-2490
Office Location: AC-2A07
Email: lgrasso@york.cuny.edu

Linda M. Grasso holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Brown University and specializes in U.S. Literature and Culture, Women's Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies. She teaches courses in American Literature, African American Literature, Women's and Gender Studies, American Studies, and Writing. Professor Grasso's most recent book Equal under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism (University of New Mexico Press, Fall 2017) situates the artist in U.S. feminist history and explores what feminism meant to O'Keeffe and her audiences over several generations. She is also the author of The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women's Literature in America, 1820-1860 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002)—which was a finalist for the 2003 MLA First Book Prize--and numerous essays on nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. women’s literature and culture.

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PhD Brown University American Studies 1993 
MA Brown University American Studies 1989 
BA City University of New York Baccalaureate Program Women's Studies 1985 

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Literature
  • U.S. Women's Literature and Culture
  • African American Literature
  • U.S. Women's History
  • Asian American Studies
  • Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum

Publications in Field Of Expertise