Adam is a PhD Candidate, working on a dissertation provisionally titled, “A Continuum of Loss: Productive Melancholia and Aporetic Loss in Twentieth-Century Elegy.” This comparative project focuses on elegy and the formation of elegy in the 20th century through an archive of German-Jewish, Queer, and Yiddish-American poets. His research engages late-19th, 20th, and 21st century poetry & (multi-lingual) poetics of loss through practices of Jewish intellectual history, modern and contemporary aesthetics, psychoanalytic theory, queer theory, (dis)ability studies, genre theory, and translation theory.
Adam is a joint-PhD candidate with the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He will be in residence in Antwerp for the 2021-2022 academic year on a Fulbright research grant.
Adam received his BA in English and German Literature from Tufts University in 2013, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then went on to serve as an US Teaching Assistant in Austria for two years.