Linda M. Grasso is Chair of the English Department at York College, The City University of New York. She specializes in U.S. Literature and Culture, Women's Literature, and Women's Studies. She teaches courses in American Literature, Women's Literature, African American Literature, Women's Studies, American Studies, and Writing.
Professor Grasso's book in progress Feminist Canvases: Georgia O'Keeffe and U.S. Women's Movements explores how Georgia O'Keeffe and feminism are linked in scholarship, popular culture, and the public imagination. Using published and unpublished sources, including paintings, photographs, fan letters, autobiography, and business documents, Professor Grasso examines O'Keeffe's art, life, writing, and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 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.