- Additional Positions at AU
- Faculty Associate, Institute on Disability and Public Policy
- PhD in American Studies, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2018)
M.A. in American Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany (2010)
B.A. in American and British Studies & Finnish Philology, University of Greifswald, Germany (2008)
- Languages Spoken
- English, German, Finnish
- Tanja Aho is a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at American University. She received her PhD in American Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2018 with a dissertation titled “A Mad Critique of Anti-Neoliberalism: Sanism in Contemporary Left Thinking on Political Economy.” Her 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 and Cultural Disability Studies. In 2015 she served as the interim managing editor of the Disability Studies Quarterly and is currently the co-chair of the American Studies Association’s Critical Disability Studies Caucus.