Nissa Ren Cannon grew up in Santa Cruz, CA, and earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Italian at UCLA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English at UC Santa Barbara.
Prior to arriving at Stanford, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Honors College at Boston University, where she enjoyed a crash-course in Northeastern winters.
Her research focuses on modernist American literature, citizenship, and print culture. Her book project, 'Paper Identities and Identity Papers,' argues that the bureaucratic and literary documents of interwar itinerancy--including passports, travel ephemera, and newspapers--shape expatriation as a distinct mode of national belonging.
Lecturer, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My research focuses on transatlantic modernism, citizenship, and print culture. My book project, which was chosen for the 2019 Penn State First Book Institute, argues that the bureaucratic and literary documents of interwar itinerancy–including passports, travel ephemera, and newspapers–shape expatriation as a distinct mode of national belonging.
“No Man’s Ocean Ever Did Get the Best of Me”
View details for DOI 10.1215/00138282-8815027
“An Easy Chance to Do a Good Thing”: The Paris Tribune’s Campaign to Save the American Library
View details for DOI 10.4000/ideas.11173
"A UNIQUE PLAN OF GETTING DEPORTED": CLAUDE MCKAY'S BANJO AND THE MARKED PASSPORT
2017; 25 (1-2): 141–53
View details for Web of Science ID 000425049600010
The American Colonies: Paris's Chicago Tribune and Paris-American Identity
Journal of Modern Periodical Studies
View details for DOI 10.5325/jmodeperistud.8.1.0034