Aaron is a PhD student in the USF History Department. His doctoral work focuses on the post-Civil War memory of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and “Stonewall” Jackson regarding their changing representations throughout the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century as they pertain to Confederate Nationalism and the emergence of the New South. His research also briefly examines the roles of Confederate monuments and memorials have played in the perpetuation of Lost Cause rhetoric in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Aaron is currently working with Dr. K. Stephen Prince, whose work involved the culture, society, and politics of the U.S. South in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Aaron previously attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he received a Masters degree in American history in 2016 where he wrote a reexamination of Robert E. Lee’s military strategies in the battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.