Aaron Bell received his Ph.D. in History from American University and a BA in History from Syracuse University. His dissertation considered how transnational processes shaped domestic dynamics in El Salvador and the United States in the opening years of El Salvador’s civil war. His research interests include 20th century US History, US-Latin American relations, Latin American immigration, and transnational conservative politics. He has contributed journal articles, working papers, academic reviews, encyclopedia entries, and essays on these subjects.
In addition to his work in the Masters of Liberal Arts program at Johns Hopkins, he has taught at American University and Trinity Washington University. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, where he works on issues related to Central American immigration. Prior to his work at the collegiate level, Aaron taught middle school History and English.