My interests in English language and culture center on American literature and culture as well as transatlantic studies.
My research focuses on issues related to race, gender, and sexuality, from the nineteenth century to the present.
I have an international background: MA degree from Italy, Ph.D. and title of 'Dosentti' from Finland, the qualification of 'habilité à diriger des recherches (HDR)' from France. I have lived in the United States, worked as university lecturer and resident director at American university study abroad programs in Italy, and in Japan I taught at the University of Tokyo. I conduct archival research in the United States and Italy.
School of Humanities, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies
+358 50 301 8306
American Studies, Black Women’s Writing, Black Girlhood Studies, Ethnic American Literature, Sexuality and Space
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Transatlantic Studies
Comité scientifique: Leaves
Scientific Committee: Research Culture and Science Book series (RCASB)
Research groups and research projects
Terra Foundation for American Art Senior Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, U.S.A. (2020-2021)
European Study Group of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Intercontinental Cross-Currents Network
Salenius, Sirpa. 2020. Notions of Space and Questions of Identity: Italian Americans in Tina De Rosa's Novel Paper Fish (1980) Italian Americana 38 1: 1-25. 2020
Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century. Laschinger, Verena; Salenius, Sirpa. 2019 2019
Doubly Radical: Girls in The Brownies' Book Reshaping Gender Ideologies. Salenius, Sirpa / Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century. 2019. 2019
Race and Transatlantic Identities. Kenney Elizabeth, Salenius Sirpa, Womack Smith Whitney. 2017 2017
Salenius Sirpa. 2017. Transatlantic Interracial Sisterhoods: Sarah Remond, Ellen Craft, and Harriet Jacobs in England. Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 38 1: 166-196. 2017
Special Issue on Blurring Boundaries: Race and Transatlantic Identities in Culture and Society. Kenney Elizabeth, Salenius Sirpa, Womack Smith Whitney. 2016 2016
Salenius Sirpa. 2016. Troubling the White Supremacy-Black Inferiority Paradigm: Frederick Douglass and William Wells Brown in Europe. Journal of Transatlantic Studies 14 2: 152-163. 2016
Transatlantic Conversations: Nineteenth-Century American Women's Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World. Lueck Beth L , Salenius Sirpa, Lusignan Schultz Nancy. 2016 2016
An Abolitionist Abroad: Sarah Parker Remond in Cosmopolitan Europe. Salenius Sirpa. 2016 2016
Salenius Sirpa. 2016. Marginalized Identities and Spaces: James Baldwin's Harlem, New York. Journal of Black Studies [epub ahead of print 14 July 2016]: 1-20. 2016