As a socio-cultural anthropologist of sports and education, Aaron is primarily interested in the ways in which sports coaches lead, instruct, and discipline their charges, as well as the ways in which such education differs from the ways in which schoolteachers educate within the four walls of the classroom. Although both his first book and his doctoral dissertation focused on discipline and coaching pedagogy, respectively, he has also completed research on the rehabilitation of Japanese youth, the history of sports in Asia,  the historical changes to Japanese sports policy, and the prevention of sports injuries in the United States (for the Japanese version of the report, please click here).

As an advocate for applied anthropology and a wall-less university, Aaron also writes op-eds for popular audiences as well consults regularly.