Linda M. Grasso is a Professor of English at York College, The City University of New York who specializes in U.S. Literature and Culture, Women's Literature, and Women's Studies. She teaches courses in U.S. Literature, Women's Literature, African American Literature, Women's Studies, American Studies, and Writing.
Professor Grasso's book Equal Under the Sky: Georgia O'Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism (forthcoming University of New Mexico Press, 2017) explores how Georgia O'Keeffe and feminism are linked in scholarship, popular culture, and the public imagination. Using sources such as paintings, photographs, correspondence, newspaper articles, fan letters, autobiography, and documents culled from numerous archives, Professor Grasso examines O'Keeffe's art, life, writing, and reputation by foregrounding feminist questions, employing feminist reading practices, and situating O'Keeffe in U.S. feminist history.
Professor Grasso holds a faculty appointment in the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She has chaired the York College English Department, co-chaired the Columbia University Seminar, Women and Society, and served on the editorial board of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.
In addition to publishing several essays on U.S. women writers and culture, Professor Grasso is the author of The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women's Literature in America, 1820-1860 University of North Carolina Press, 2002, which was a finalist for the MLA first book prize.