Nicholas Bloechl graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2017 with BAs in English and Philosophy. As an undergraduate he studied Modernist literature and wrote an honors thesis on the poetry of Georg Trakl. He graduated from New York University in 2020 with an MA in English and American literature.
Nicholas is currently a PhD candidate in the English Department at Boston University. He researches the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on how literary figures such as Frederick Douglass and Edgar Allan Poe responded to the advent of photography. He is especially interested in the novels and poetry of Herman Melville. In his free time he likes to camp and play tennis.