Christopher Alan Cannon


Born in Cleveland, Ohio; Christopher is a teaching assistant in his first year at the University of Pittsburgh. He has studied abroad in Cuba to conduct research surrounding the undead in Afro-Cuban theological culture (Santería/Lucumí/Ifá) and literature. He is a published poet, musician and recent graduate of Case Western Reserve University. 


  • 2019, BA in History (Concentration in the Social and Cultural Histories of the Americas) and English (Concentration in Victorian Gothic Literature), Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Specialization

His research focuses on the retention of indigenous American and African diaspora identities via the folkloric traditions of ghosts, spirits, hauntings, and ancestral worship.