Adam J Sacks is a PhD in History from 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.
Long concerned with cultural responses to catastrophe and musical healing, he has engaged issues of trauma and cultural representation and production. Publications on these themes have appeared in New German Critique, the Association for Jewish Studies Journal, as well as other scholarly venues.
He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Brown University and now serves as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Education at FLAME University in Pune, India.
In his crossover memoir/ writing guide On Writing, King tells the tale of hanging all his writing rejections on a nail in his room. He eventually collected so many that the nail ripped out of the wall, resulting in King procuring a larger, longer spike.