Victoria Aarons, Ph.D.

Victoria Aarons holds the O.R. & Eva Mitchell Endowed Chair in Literature at Trinity University, where she teaches courses on American Jewish and Holocaust literatures.

Among other titles, Victoria Aarons is the author of A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction and What Happened to Abraham?: Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction, both of which received a Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book. Her work has appeared in a number of scholarly journals, essay collections, and reference works, including the two-volume compendium Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work.

Dr. Aarons is guest editor for a special issue of Philip Roth Studies titled Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud: Texts of a Relationship. She is on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and was an invited scholar at the Conference in Honor of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel's 80th Birthday, hosted by Boston University's Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, where she spoke on "Bearing the Weight of History: Trauma and Narrative Fragmentation."

Publications

Selected Publications

Grants & Awards

  • Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book
  • Piper Professor Award for Outstanding Scholarly and Academic Achievement
  • Z. T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Advising