Aaron DeRosa is an assistant professor of 20th/21st C. American literature at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He specializes in post-9/11 literature, with research interests in temporality, sovereignty, terrorism, and militarization. His work has appeared in Studies in the Novel, Arizona Quarterly, LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory, and Modern Fiction Studies, among others. His current book project, “Retrograde Nostalgia,” articulates a clash of temporalities in the United States arising in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

60 Seconds With Aaron DeRosa

To usher in a new series of 60 seconds interviews for 2015 we have invited contemporary war literature experts Assistant Professor Aaron DeRosa (California State Polytechnic University), Assistant Professor Peter Molin (Rutgers University) and Associate Professor Patrick Deer (New York University) to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their expertise.

DeRosa, Molin and Deer will lead our January #Bookhour discussion on Phil Klay’s REDEPLOYMENT on the 27th January 2015, 9-10pm GMT.

“What advice would you give to early career academics?”

“Academia involves sacrifices: time, pride, money, and sometimes even your ‘way of life.’ Find ways to stay motivated (by researching your interests), organized (taking copious notes), and productive (maintain a schedule that fits with your priorities for success). I don’t know people who accidentally fall into successful careers anymore.” Continue reading