Aaron is a Hoosier by birth who grew up in the great state of Texas. He is a student of international studies (BAIS 2001, U Miami), linguistics (MA 2006, Texas), law (JD 2010, Wisconsin), and sociology (MA 2010, Indiana). Broadly, his work centers on international migration and immigration policy from a cross-national perspective. More specifically, his research focuses on the welfare state and immigration to the Nordic countries of Europe.
Aaron has interpreted for overseas patients at the National Institutes of Health, taught English to junior high school students in Ibaraki, Japan, served migrant workers in the upper Midwest, and worked as a Research Associate at Pew Research Center in Washington DC. He and his partner have two dogs, Lola and Rocco, and a cat named Per who make life more interesting.