Dr. Christiana Salah

Assistant Professor of English
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Christiana Salah joined Hope College in 2017 as an assistant professor of English, with a focus on British literature of the 19th century and beyond. 

AREAS OF Expertise

In addition to British literature, Dr. Salah has secondary specialties in children's literature and film adaptation studies. She is developing courses in all these areas, as well as a Cultural Heritage course on the intersection of gender and disability, a topic often explored in her scholarship.


  • Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut, 2016
  • M.A., English, University of Connecticut, 2010
  • M.F.A., creative writing (fiction), Emerson College, 2005
  • B.A., English & creative writing, Colby College, 2003


  • Humanities Institute Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2015–2016
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut, August 2013
  • Outstanding Predoc Award, University of Connecticut, 2008–2011

Selected publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Reimagining Revolution: Later Lives of the Narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin in Children’s Literature,” Children’s Literature 43, 2015
  • “Girls in Bonds: Prehensile Place and the Domestic Gothic in L.M. Montgomery’s Short Fiction,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 32.1, spring 2013
  • “‘This picture always haunted me’: Dramatic Adaptations of The Woman in White,” Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies 3.2, 2010

Book Chapters

  • “A Ministry of Plum Puffs: Cooking as a Path to Spiritual Maturity in L. M. Montgomery's ‘Anne’ Books,” 100 Years of Anne with an ‘E’: The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, ed. Holly Blackford, University of Calgary Press, 2009

Public Scholarship

  • “The Book Trailer and the Imagination: Selling Children’s Fantasy Fiction on YouTube,” Inis Magazine, 10 May 2011
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Dr. Christiana Salah

Phone Number616.395.7620

Lubbers Hall 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423
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