Mary Ann Rasmussen

Associate Professor of Instruction
Office: 
454 EPB
Phone: 
319-335-2602
Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 
Asian-American Literature; Feminism & Gender

I regularly teach courses on Asian American literature, reading criticism, and women's writing. I am broadly interested in issues of race, class and gender, particularly in radical American writers who have challenged racial injustice, class and gender inequities, and sexual fears. I am currently working on a book entitled New Woman of the Old Left: Feminism and Socialism in the Writings of Josephine Herbst, 1918-1939. Last year I worked with the University of Illinois Press in reissuing Josephine Herbst's novel from the thirties, Pity is Not Enough, by writing an essay-length critical introduction.

https://clas.uiowa.edu/gwss/people/mary-ann-rasmussen