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Aaron Gozum

Doctoral Student

Aaron Gozum (he/siya) is a Filipino American researcher in the Communication Studies program at the University of California, San Diego.

He is also a volunteer English tutor with Refugee and Immigration Transitions (RIT), an active member of the Malaya Movement, and an independent songwriter.

You can read more at his personal website:

Aaron received his Master of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University (NYU) in 2019 and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2015.

Concerned with questions about meaning making, community building, and globalization, Aaron’s research broadly focuses on the architecture of artistic, activist, and academic knowledge and the way these forms of knowledge inform community building.

He currently follows Malaya Movement USA, a transnational human rights organization that emerged in response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, a war that has claimed 30,000 lives since he began his six-year-term presidency in 2016.