Nicholas Bierstedt Mayer

Nick is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and his MSt. from the University of Oxford, where he studied at St. Anne's College. After college, Nick spent two years tutoring and teaching at an after-school learning center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. When not engaged in research or teaching, he can be found reading, running along the river, and making things out of wood. Nick was born and raised in New York City.

Areas of Interest: Nineteenth-century and antebellum American literature; the history and culture of colonization and resistance; the idea of the Renaissance