Faculty Bio

Salam Mir, Ph.D.Associate Professor of English Office: Winslow Academic Center
Tel: 617-243-2380
Email: smir@lasell.edu

Department: Humanities

Degrees: Ph.D. English Language and Literature, University of Maryland; M.A. English Literature, American University of Beirut; B.A. Languages (French and Latin), College of Notre Dame of Maryland; B.A. English Literature, American University of Beirut

Biography:
Dr. Mir received her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland (College Park). She’s been teaching for fifteen years, the last two of which have been at Lasell. Dr. Mir began her teaching career as an ESL teacher in the Arab World, where she taught in Jordan and Lebanon. Prior to joining Lasell College, she spent three years in Qatar with the start-up team that established Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. While working on her Ph.D., she taught at Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests focus on Palestinian and Caribbean literatures.

Dr. Mir enjoys teaching reading and writing, as well as literature, especially postcolonial literature, women studies, and the classics; she has a special interest in teaching Technical/Professional Communication as well.

When Dr. Mir designs a course, she always aims for an inter-disciplinary approach and a multi-media mode in order make the readings more interesting and the classroom more engaging.

What do you enjoy most about Lasell students?
"Lasell students are enthusiastic, confident, and highly motivated. They work hard and are intellectually curious about new ideas. What I really admire is the spirit of giving that many of the students demonstrate in the service learning programs that distinguish Lasell from other schools."

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Kelly EspositoEnglish, concentration in Creative Writing, Class of 2016"I really love the old houses that are used as dorms. I think they are beautiful. "  

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