My Profile

First Name
Nissa Ren
Last Name
Personal profile
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University, where I teach courses in Critical Writing and Critical Thinking. My work 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. I have recently published articles in symploke and the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies.
Research interests
Modernism, Periodicals, Transnationalism, Infrastructure, Citizenship, Migration