Dr. Linda T. Moser


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, English, University of California – Davis
  • BA, French and English, California State University – Sonoma
  • AA, Santa Rosa Junior College

Professional experience

Selected publications

  • Critical Insights: Amy Tan. Edited with Kathryn West.  New York: Grey House Publishing/Salem Press, 2021. Authored essay in volume: “Images of Chinese Prostitution in Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement and Sui Sin Far’s “Lin John.”
  • Critical Insights: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. Edited with Kathryn West.  New York: Salem Press, 2016. Authored essays in volume: “On Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior” and “‘What is Chinese tradition and what is the movies?’ Transnational Approaches to The Woman Warrior.” Interview in Volume: “Conversation With Maxine Hong Kingston.
  • Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity. Edited with Kathryn West. New York: Grey House Publishing/Salem Press, 2014. Authored Essay in Volume: “Neither Insider nor Outsider but Both: Multicultural Identity in Edith Eaton’s ‘Mrs. Spring Fragrance’ and ‘The Inferior Woman,’” 139-153
  • Contemporary Literature, 1970 to Present, Volume 7 of Research Guides in American Literature. Edited with Kathryn West.  New York: Facts on File, 2010.
  • "A Half Caste" and Other Writings by Onoto Watanna. Edited with Elizabeth Rooney with Introduction by Moser. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Research and professional interests

  • Asian American literary traditions
  • Representations of race in American literature
  • Intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in social identity formation as depicted in literary texts

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, National Academic Advising Association, 2011
  • Freeman Foundation Grant: “Institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum,” East-West Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 2007