Dr. Evan Parks, a returning faculty member, received his doctorate in German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he researches modern German literature and German-Jewish intellectual history. His PhD thesis explores the encounter between several prominent 20th century thinkers and the postwar poetry of Paul Celan. He was a Bronfman Faculty in 2019 and facilitated Bronfman alumni trips to Germany in conjunction with Germany Close Up in 2015 and 2018. He is a preceptor for Literature Humanities in Columbia University’s Core Curriculum and a 2020-21 fellow with the Leo Baeck Institute London. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Evan was a Bronfman Fellow in 2005. Evan lives in Manhattan with his partner Eliana and daughter Selah.