Adam J. Sacks

Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brown University

Adam J Sacks is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Brown University. He holds a Masters of Arts from Brown University, a Masters of Science (High Honors) from the City College of the City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University. In 2010, he served as an Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellow under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. In 2011-2012 he was the Cahnmann Foundation Fellow at the Center for Jewish History in New York and was awarded the Dissertation Grant of the Central European History Society. In 2012-2013 he has served as a Leo Baeck Programme fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and as a Guest Researcher at the new Reseach Center for Exile Culture at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Currently, he is a Doctoral Fellow in Advanced Shoah Studies with the Claims Conference for Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Long concerned with cultural responses to catastrophe, he has engaged issues of trauma, war, genocide and cultural representation and production. Publications on these themes have appeared in New German Critique, the Association for Jewish Studies Journal, as well as a forthcoming conference proceedings under the aegis of the Armenian Genocide Institute and Museum.

Participant In:

Trauma and its Aftereffects, Part I: War and Genocide

Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

What does it mean to be a survivor of the traumatic violence of war and genocide, as victim or perpetrator—or descendant of either? What are the implications for the individual and collective conscience of doing violence to others sanctioned by the state or consecrated—or condemned—by one’s culture or that of other cultures?