Brian Horowitz is the author of six books, including Vladimir Jabotinsky's Russian Years (2020), Russian Idea-Jewish Presence (2013), Empire Jews (2009), and a study fo the Society for the Promotion of Enlightenment among the Jews of Russia (Jewish Philanthropy and Enlightenment in Late-Tsarist Russia ). His first book was on the historian and philosopher, Mikhail Gershenzon. He holds the Sizeler Family Chair and teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans. He has received numerous grants and awards. In an earlier life, he was a Slavicist and wrote about Alexander Pushkin, among others.