Abdullah Salehuddin

Graduate Student


Interpersonal communication; romantic partnerships; conflict resolution; hope communication; apology structure; forgiveness processes


M.A. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication from California State University, Long Beach (2020)

B.A. in Rhetoric with an emphasis in Narratology and Imagery from University of California, Berkeley (2018)


Abdullah is a doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specifically in the Department of Communication. Abdullah’s scholarly research analyzes how distinct approaches to conflict resolution influence relational processes and outcomes. As a Ph.D. student, Abdullah is interested in investigating questions concerning the role of dispositional and communicative hope in relational formation, maintenance, and termination, and how levels of hope relate to psychological well-being.