is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Studies with an emphasis in Global Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he is thinking about contemporary art, political ecology, and decolonial geography. His dissertation is presently titled “We Only Want the Land: Contemporary Art and Visual Culture of Revolutionary Ecological Movements.” Aaron’s writing has appeared in Pacific Arts and Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography.
Aaron is a co-chair of the Environmental Humanities Research Cluster at UCI and a co-founder of the Climate Futures Collective. He earned a B.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2018, graduating summa cum laudewith honors in Art History and a certificate in Environmental Studies. His arts-based practice is Hillside Slides.