Susanna Salem, née Auberlen studied psychology (diploma) at the University of Göttingen. After graduating she worked as a research assistant in a project at the University Hospital Göttingen. The project was concerned with the language development of children with immigration background.
Since May 2011 she has been working as a Research Asistant at the Courant Research Center "Text Structures". Her research interests are psychological models for text comprehension and experimental methods in psycholinguistics. In her dissertation she works on the construction of perspective in discourse comprehension (advisor: Prof. Dr. Anke Holler).