Aram is currently a lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. For the 2021-22 academic year, Aram was a visiting assistant professor in creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University. At PLU, Aram taught advanced creative nonfiction courses, special topics in fiction courses, and a literature course on contemporary narratives of the Armenian Genocide. While earning his PhD, Aram was an instructor at Florida State University. At FSU, Aram taught introductory composition, literature, and creative writing courses, including fiction technique and perspectives on the short story. He has past tutoring and fundraising experience for several youth creative arts organizations, including 826 Seattle, Open Books Chicago, the Ann Arbor YMCA, and The Ann Arbor Neutral Zone. Additionally, he was a 2019, 2020, and 2022 Adroit Journal Summer Mentor in fiction.
Aram has also taught creative writing courses and workshops for Guernica, StoryStudio, Hugo House, The Rainier Writing Workshop, and the Adirondack Center for Writing.
His pedagogical interests include the spatial elements of fiction, radical revision processes, journal and magazine publishing, and challenging traditional structures in academic writing. He served as the faculty adviser for Florida State University’s undergraduate literary journal, the Kudzu Review, and has been invited by multiple universities, student organizations, and arts organizations to lecture on the publishing industry, the craft of fiction, editorial practices, book reviews, and the economics of writing.
Aram’s academic interests include diasporan Armenian literature, displacement narratives, climate change narratives, hybrid forms, and the industry of literary magazines.