is a third-year Ph.D. student 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 geographies. He earned a B.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2018, graduating summa cum laude with honors in Art History and a certificate in Environmental Studies. 🌊🌻🌋

His dissertation is tentatively titled Occupied Is(lands): Ecology, Imperialism, and Sovereignty in Contemporary Art in Hawai‘i, 1959-.


Aaron is a haole settler based︎in Hawai‘i and on Tongva and Acjachemen lands in the area now known as Southern California. ︎︎︎