Andrzej Brylak is a PhD candidate in the Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literature Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated from Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University. As a freelance journalist he wrote on issues such as, Revolution in Ukraine, Israeli Literature, and independent journalism in Belarus for titles like Znak Monthly and Krytyka Polityczna. He is a Graduate of Mi Dor Le Dor Jewish heritage educators and leadership-training program. He worked as an educator and researcher at Taube Center for Jewish Life Renewal in Poland. His academic interest include: Polish Literature in Israel, dynamics between Polish, Jewish and Ukrainian Literatures and identities, Contemporary Jewish writing, and Postcolonial Theory.