Adwait Parker earned his PhD at Stanford University under Michael Friedman and George Smith with the dissertation, “Mathematical and Physical Space in Kantian Idealism”. The second chapter of his dissertation, focusing on Newton, won the inaugural Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, awarded in 2019 by Duke University.

Prior to joining the Tsinghua faculty, he was a Lecturer at Stanford, a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of the History of Science in Berlin, a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, and a Fulbright Scholar at the Sorbonne, where he earned his Masters with a thesis on Foucault. He completed undergraduate studies in philosophy and mathematics at the University of Chicago with an honors thesis on quantificational logic and real analysis.