Brian Horowitz is the Sizeler Family Endowed Professor in the departments of German/Slavic and Jewish Studies at Tulane. Dr. Horowitz has published five books and many articles, and has earned several academic distinctions and fellowships, including as a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Yad Hanadiv, Fulbright, and the Kennan Institute.
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
I love working with students. We work to improve their skills: writing, interpretation, cultural understanding.
What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?
There is a famous proverb: All beginnings are hard. Learning is a process, to finish you have to start. But I'm here to help.
Who has influenced you most in life?
My mentor was a great scholar of literature. But he was also a humanist. He made it a mission to help people achieve their goals. That is my mission too.