After growing up in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Aaron Kushner attended Saint Vincent College, graduating in 2013 with a major in politics, and earned his doctorate in political science at the University of Missouri in 2019.
Kushner's teaching and research interests include constitutional development & constitutional law, indigenous political thought, Cherokee constitutionalism & history, American political thought & development, religion & politics, and the politics of film. Before joining the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL), he taught courses at Northern Illinois University and Elgin Community College.
His role within SCETL is project manager of the Living Repository of the Arizona Constitution initiative.
His current book project is entitled Ruling or Being Ruled? The Development of Cherokee Political Thought.