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Appointment-Based Writing Tutor

Nissa Cannon


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.

Area of specialization: American Literature, Periodical Studies, Modernist Literature

Genre expertise: Argumentative essays, arts reviews, research proposals

Enjoys sharing techniques for drafting and revising!


Office Hours

Monday 1:00pm-2:30pm and Wednesday 8:30am-9:30am PACIFIC