Dr. Paula Salvio - UNHSI Culture & Sustainability Faculty Fellow

Dr. Paula Salvio, UNHSA Faculty Fellow

Dr. Paula Salvio was a UNHSI Education, Culture and Sustainability Initiative (CAS) Faculty Fellow. In this role, she provided leadership to engage the university community in efforts to bring the knowledge and creative inquiry of the humanities to bear on sustainability.

Specifically, she led a faculty and UNHSI staff team to finalize the Sustainability Dual Major (SDM) proposal, including

  • Addressing and ensuring academic rigor.
  • Developing appropriate methods of assessment and student advising.
  • Leading faculty retreats.
  • Meeting with stakeholders and addressing their concerns.
  • Shepherding the proposal through the review process.

Dr. Salvio was involved in other sustainability and education grant proposals, including work with the Verizon Foundation on sustainability pedagogy and curriculum development with high school and community college faculty. Dr. Salvio also participated in the Sustainable Food System Task Force and related subcommittees.

A Professor of Education in the UNH College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Salvio’s teaching and scholarly interests include studies in psychoanalysis and education, material culture, feminist theory and multi-media based life writing practices. She is the author of Anne Sexton: Teacher of Weird Abundance (State University of New York Press, 2007); Love’s Return: Psychoanalytic Essays on Early Childhood, Teaching and Learning (Routledge, 2006 with Gail Boldt), and numerous essays and book chapters that have appeared in leading education and interdisciplinary journals, most recently in Italian Cultural Studies (20012) and Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture (2012). Dr. Salvio is currently the Julius Silberger Fellow at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society as well as (with Chloe Brushwood Rose (York University) and Bronwen Low (McGill University)) the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council to study community-based digital storytelling projects in Montreal, Toronto and New York City.

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