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An art historian of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, Aaron's research and teaching interests include the intersection of art and human rights; gender and sexuality; traveling objects; print culture; and photography. His dissertation, The Painter and his Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange, examines objects that circulated between the artist and his literary contemporaries in 1890s France. Aaron has been invited to present his research to general and academic audiences and has spoken widely on panels at national and international conferences. Currently a Teaching & Learning Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, he has taught undergraduate courses in art history at Queens College, Queensborough Community College and at Parsons The New School for Design. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the CUNY Graduate Center, Van Gogh Museum, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the NEA Foundation.


  • 2021–2021
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Macaulay Honors College


  • 2021 
    CUNY Graduate Center, PhD
  • 2015 
    CUNY Graduate Center, M.Phil

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Critical Race Art History
  • Association of Art Historians
  • Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
  • Association of Print Scholars
  • College Art Association
  • European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art
  • Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture
  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association
  • Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association
  • Société des études romantiques et dix-neuviémistes
  • Society of dix-neuviémistes
  • Southeastern College Art Conference