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Lin Knutson

Lin Knutson, American English studies educator, researcher. American Dissertation fellow American Association of University Women, 1998-1999; recipient Edwin Piper Dissertation scholarship University Iowa, 1998-1999, Frederick McDowell Dissertation scholarship, 1996-1997.


  • Knutson, Lin was born on October 18, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Orvlle Theodore and Laverne Dorothy (Omdahl) Knutson.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Loras College, 1986. Master of Arts, Marquette University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1999.


    • Instructor Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1988-1990, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1991-1997. Visiting assistant professor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1999-2000, West Virginia University, Morgantown, since 2000. Member editorial board American College Testing Service, Iowa City, 1996-2001.

      Speaker Speaker's Bureau, Morgantown, West Virginia, since 2000.


    • Editor Journal Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, 2000. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: member Society Friends.


    Denomination: Society of Friends


    Advocate, discussion group leader Women's Response and Action Center, Iowa City, 1993-1997. Participant Women Against Racism, Iowa city, 1992. Member Modern Language Association (academy presenter 1994, 96), National Women's Studies Association, Women's Caucus for Modern Languages, Midwestern Modern Language Association, Council on the State of Women (secretary 1995-1997).



    Jazz piano, yoga, creative writing.


    • Married Chris Leroy Grabon, May 8, 1974 (divorced October 1985).
    • father: Orvlle Theodore Knutson
    • mother: Laverne Dorothy (Omdahl) Knutson
    • spouse: Chris Leroy Grabon
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    Born October 18, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1986
      Loras College
    • 1990
      Marquette University
    • 1999
      University Iowa
    • 1988 - 1990
      Instructor, Marquette University
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1991 - 1997
      Instructor, Marquette University
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States