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Erin Sahlstein earned her PhD in Communication Studies from The University of Iowa. She specializes in communication in close relationships with an emphasis in long-distance relating. Dr. Sahlstein joined the UNLV faculty in 2006, where she teaches courses in Interpersonal and Family Communication as well as Communication Theory and Research Methods.
She has published articles in journals such as Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Western Journal of Communication, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, Communication Reports, and Journal of Health Communication. She recently co-edited a special issue titled “Communication and Distance” in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. Her work has also appeared in ten solo and co-authored book chapters.
Recently, Dr. Sahlstein participated in a panel discussion with military wives on Nevada Public Radio (KNPR 88.9 FM). They discussed the struggles of deployments, with the wives sharing their first hand experiences and Dr. Sahlstein providing analysis and observations based in her research.
You may also listen to her discuss her recently published article, “Contradictions and praxis contextualized by wartime deployment: Wives’ perspectives revealed through relational dialectics” at the UNLVnews Channel at YouTube.com. A discussion of this work can also be accessed in the online journal Communication Currents.
Her latest research project involves interviewing Air Force spouses and children about the conversations they have with one another after a deployment. If you are interested in participating in the study or want to know more about her research, please contact Dr. Sahlstein via email.