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Tanja Aho Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - CRGC

Tanja Aho
CAS - Critical RGC Studies
Fridays 4 - 6 pm or by appointment
Additional Positions at AU
Faculty Associate, Institute on Disability and Public Policy
Co-Chair, Disability+ Faculty & Staff Affinity group
Inclusive Pedagogy Fellow, CTRL
PhD in American Studies, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2018)

MA in American Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany (2010)

BA in American and British Studies & Finnish Philology, University of Greifswald, Germany (2008)

Languages Spoken
English, German, Finnish
Dr Tanja Aho is a Senior Professorial Lecturer in American Studies, where Dr Aho teaches classes focused on disability and madness, settler colonialism and racial capitalism, and gender and sexuality. They are also one of the co-founders of the Disability+ Faculty and Staff Affinity group. Dr Aho is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Queer³: Intersections of Spectrums. Dr Aho's work on madness/disability, political economy, and popular culture has been published in several anthologies as well as in American Quarterly, Lateral, and the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. In 2015 Aho served as the interim managing editor of the Disability Studies Quarterly and from 2015-18 as the co-chair of ASA’s Critical Disability Studies Caucus. At AU Aho teaches classes in American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a special focus in disability and mad studies.
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Spring 2023

  • AMST-200 American Dreams/American Lives

  • AMST-200 American Dreams/American Lives

  • AMST-385 Mental Health & Neuroqueerness

Summer 2023

  • AMST-240 Poverty & Culture

  • AMST-240 Poverty & Culture

Fall 2023

  • AMST-285 Disability, Health & Normality

  • HLTH-285 Disability, Health & Normality

  • WGSS-400 Feminist, Gender, Sexulty Thry