Dr. Linda Strom

Associate Professor

Linda Strom has taught at YSU for over twenty-five years. She specializes in contemporary American literature, with an emphasis on Multiethnic Studies, working-class literature, and women’s literature. She has served as an exchange professor at Lunghwa University of Science and Technology in Taiwan and as a Fulbright lecturer at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey in the Department of American Culture and Literature (2012-13).

She has published essays on Arab-American writer Diana Abu-Jaber and on Chinese-American poet Li-Young Lee. Her chapter titled “Tempering Machismo: The Mother and Son Relationship in Junot Diaz’s Drown will appear in Difference in Peace and Conflict: Mapping American Perceptions of Alterity in Literature, Culture, and History.

At YSU, she teaches undergraduate courses in Women’s Literature, American Literature and Diversity, American Literature 2, American Genres, and American Literature in Historical Perspective. At the graduate level, she teaches seminars on working class literature and culture, on Southern gothic literature, and on American modernism.