Prof.
Sarita Nyasha
Cannon

Sarita Nyasha Cannon is Professor of English at San Francisco State University where she teaches 20th‐century American Literature. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Literature, earned a Ph.D. in English from University of California, Berkeley, and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies at University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign. Dr. Cannon’s scholarship has appeared in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies, Biography, The CEA Critic, Ethnic Studies Review, and MELUS. A global citizen committed to cross cultural exchange, she has presented her work at conferences in Spain, Portugal, France, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco, and Ghana. Dr. Cannon’s book, Black‐Native Autobiographical Acts: Navigating the Minefields of Authenticity, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2021. She is also a classically trained soprano who sings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.