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Aidan Holtan is a lecturer at Purdue University. She currently teaches Introductory Composition, and she is the English Department member of the teaching team for the Engineering in the World of Data learning community.

Aidan received her PhD from Purdue University in August 2020. Her dissertation, “Reading the Body: Dismemberment of Saints and Monsters in Medieval Literature,” examines the use and interpretation of the dismembered postmortem body in Old English and Old Norse literature. Further research interests include body studies, mediality, cognitive studies, and the senses in medieval literature.

Aidan has an M.A. in Viking and Anglo-Saxon Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a B.A. from Colorado State University in English with concentrations in Literature and Creative Writing (poetry). In addition to teaching for Purdue University, Aidan has worked as an editorial assistant for the journal Arthuriana (2017-2019).