Aaron Kashtan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Department of English at Miami University (OH). He completed a Ph.D. in Comics and Visual Rhetoric at the University of Florida under the supervision of Donald Ault and Terry Harpold, and was previously a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Aaron’s research focuses on the material, digital, and multimodal rhetoric of comics. His first His first book, Between Panel and Screen: Comics, the Future of the Book, and the Book of the Future, currently under review, examines what comics can tell us about the effect of digital media on the material experience of reading. His second book project, a revision of his dissertation, will examine comics as a site of nostalgia for handwriting in contemporary American culture. Aaron has published articles on comics in such journals as Digital Humanities Quarterly and the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and was formerly the moderator of the international Comix-Scholars discussion list.
Aaron’s term with the Forum is from 2016 to 2021.