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Tanja Aho Senior Professorial Lecturer Critical Race Gender and Culture Studies

Tanja Aho
CAS | Critical RGC Studies
Battelle-Tompkins T33
Tuesdays 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 the core classes of the Disability, Health, and Bodies Certificate as well as other 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.
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • AMST-200 American Dreams/American Lives

  • AMST-385 Mental Health & Neuroqueerness

  • AMST-385 Mental Health & Neuroqueerness

Summer 2024

  • AMST-240 Poverty & Culture

Fall 2024

  • AMST-285 Disability, Health & Normality

  • WGSS-285 Disability, Health & Normality