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Nissa Ren Cannon is a Visiting Scholar in the department of American Studies at the University of Mannheim, and a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work focuses on transatlantic modernism, citizenship, and print culture. Her current project, Paper Identities and Identity Papers: Documents of Interwar Expatriation and Modernist Writing, 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. After completing her BA at UCLA, Nissa worked in film production in Los Angeles and London before beginning her graduate education.


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