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Grasso, Linda

Grasso, Linda

Professor
English
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
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.
Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Brown University  American Studies  1993 
MA  Brown University  American Studies  1989 
BA  City University of New York Baccalaureate Program  Women's Studies  1985