Aram Mrjoian is a writer, editor, critic, and educator. For the 2021-22 academic year, he is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University. He earned his PhD in creative writing at Florida State University, where he taught courses in composition, literature, and creative writing. Aram has also volunteered as a creative writing mentor or instructor at the Adroit Journal, 826, Hugo House, and Open Books Chicago.
Aram is an editor-at-large at the Chicago Review of Books, and has previously been an editor at the Southern Review of Books and the Southeast Review, as well as the managing editor at TriQuarterly. Additionally, he worked as a feature writer for several other publications, including Book Riot. His professional background includes work in content marketing, public relations, social media management, and advertising.
He is currently at work editing an anthology of essays by voices from the Armenian diaspora, slated for publication with University of Texas Press in fall 2022. Aram guest edited and published an environmental futures folio for PANK in April 2021.
His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Quarterly West, Gulf Coast online, The Millions, The Rumpus, Cream City Review, Colorado Review, Boulevard, Joyland, Kenyon Review online, Longreads, Booth, Hobart, and many other publications. He holds an English degree from Michigan State University, a graduate level publishing certification from the University of Denver, and an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University.