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Dr. Muna Saleh

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Alberta
M.Ed., University of Alberta
B.Ed., University of Alberta

Muna Saleh is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton. Drawing upon her experiences as a Canadian Muslim woman, mother (to Malak, Ahmad, and Maya), educator, and researcher, Muna’s doctoral research was a Killam Trusts-funded narrative inquiry into the experiences of Canadian Muslim girls and their mothers. Prior to engaging in graduate studies, she was an elementary and secondary school teacher and leader. Her research interests include multiperspectival narrative inquiry, mothering and motherhood, conceptions of curriculum, familial curriculum-making, and research alongside children and youth with exceptionalities and their families.


Saleh, M. (2017). Stories we live by, with, and in: A narrative inquiry into the experiences of Canadian Muslim girls and their mothers (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Alberta. Available at https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JH3DG7R

Saleh, M., Menon, J. & Kubota, H. (2018). Stories to (re)name by: Relationally living (and inquiring) within the multilayered midst. LEARNing Landscapes, 11(2), 331-344. Available at https://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/966/963

Saleh, M. (2018). Dwelling (together) in the depths of (un/not)knowing. In D. J. Clandinin, V. Caine, & S. Lessard, (Eds.), Relational Ethics of Narrative Inquiry. London, U.K.: Taylor and Francis Ltd. Available at https://www.routledge.com/The-Relational-Ethics-of-Narrative-Inquiry/Clandinin-Caine-Lessard/p/book/9781138285729

Menon, J., & Saleh, M. (2018). Borders. In D. G. Krutka, A. M. Whitlock, & M. Helmsing. Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations (pp. 53-64). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. Available at https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/65755

Saleh, M. (2015). Curriculum-making magic: Playfully composing lives and community [Review of the book The boy on the beach: Building community through play]. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 1(3), 97-103. Available at http://familydiversityeducation.org/index.php/fdec/issue/view/21

Kubota, H., Menon, J., Redlich-Amirav, D., & Saleh, M. (2015). A narrative conception of professional development as a nested community. LEARNing Landscapes, 9, 161-176. Available at http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/751/751

Menon, J., Redlich-Amirav, D., Saleh, M., & Kubota, H. (2015). Embracing lived multiplicities as beginning narrative inquirers. Creative Approaches to Research, 8(3), 80-101. Available at http://creativeapproachestoresearch.net/wp-content/uploads/CAR8_3_fullissue.pdf

Saleh, M., Menon, J., & Clandinin, D. J. (2014). Autobiographical narrative inquiry: Tellings and retellings. LEARNing Landscapes, 7(2), 271-282. Available at http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/665

Saleh, M. (2014). Picture books for peace: Twelve of our favourite picture books. Available at http://crted.ualberta.ca/content/resources