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researcher , English studies educator

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.


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.


  • Other Work

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


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).


  • Other Interests

    Jazz piano, yoga, creative writing.


Married Chris Leroy Grabon, May 8, 1974 (divorced October 1985).

Orvlle Theodore Knutson

Laverne Dorothy (Omdahl) Knutson

Chris Leroy Grabon